Arapsu Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Arapsu Bridge
Old bridge, Arapsuyu, Antalya, Turkey. Pic 01.jpg
The footbridge across the Arapsu stream
Crosses Arapsu stream
Locale Konyaaltı, Antalya, Turkey
Design Arch bridge
Material Stone
Number of spans 1
Coordinates 36°52′51″N 30°39′34″E / 36.880906°N 30.659346°E / 36.880906; 30.659346Coordinates: 36°52′51″N 30°39′34″E / 36.880906°N 30.659346°E / 36.880906; 30.659346
Arapsu Bridge is located in Turkey
Arapsu Bridge
Arapsu Bridge

The Arapsu Bridge is a Roman bridge in Antalya, Turkey. The well-preserved footbridge lies in the Arapsuyu district, 5–6 km west to the city center, at the foot of an ancient mound which is associated with the Greek colony of Olbia.[1]

Partly submerged by a modern weir about 100 m downstream, the exact form of its masonry arch is difficult to determine. According to George Bean, the slightly pointed arch indicates a post-ancient construction date.[1] Colin O'Connor, however, classifies the bridge as a Roman segmental arch bridge, examples of which have survived in the neighbouring province Lycia (such as the Limyra Bridge).[1]


  1. ^ a b c O'Connor 1993, p. 126


  • O’Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, p. 126 (E24), ISBN 0-521-39326-4 
  • Bean, George E. (1968), Turkey's Southern Shore. An Archaeological Guide, London, p. 111 (fig. 51) 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Arapsu Bridge at Wikimedia Commons