Constantine's Bridge (Mysia)

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Constantine's Bridge
Crosses Rhyndacus (Adırnas Çayı)
Locale Mysia, Turkey
Design Arch bridge
Construction end After 258 AD
Wiegand Mysien 1902.jpg
Map of Mysia from 1902

The Constantine's Bridge was a late antique bridge in Mysia, modern-day Turkey.

The structure, built after 258 AD, crossed the river Rhyndacus (modern Adırnas Çayı) at Lopadium (modern Uluabat).[1] It was crowned in Byzantine times by a chapel dedicated by Saint Helena to emperor Constantine I (r. 324–337 AD).[1] Only few remains have survived: at the beginning of the 20th century, the English archaeologist Frederick William Hasluck reported no arch as complete, and only a few ruined piers on the north bank. The masonry consisted of ashlar-faced rubble.[1]

Apart from Constantine's Bridge, other partly remarkably well preserved Roman bridges have survived in Mysia, known by the rivers they cross as the Makestos Bridge, the Aesepus Bridge and the White Bridge over the Granicus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hasluck 1905/06, p. 189

Sources[edit]

  • Hasluck, Frederick William (1905/06), "A Roman Bridge on the Aesepus", The Annual of the British School at Athens 12: 184–189 

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Coordinates: 40°12′15″N 28°26′29″E / 40.20417°N 28.44139°E / 40.20417; 28.44139