Leontes Bridge

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Leontes Bridge
Crosses Litani (Leontes)
Locale Close to Tyre, Lebanon
Design Segmental arch bridge
Number of spans 1
Construction end 3rd or 4th century AD

The Leontes Bridge is a Roman segmental arch bridge in Lebanon; it crosses the Litani River (the ancient Leontes) in the vicinity of Nahr Abou Assouad, 10 km north of Tyre.[1] The bridge, which is dated to the 3rd or 4th century AD, features a comparatively flat arch with a span-to-rise ratio of 3.1 to 1.[1][2]


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  1. ^ a b O’Connor 1993, p. 131
  2. ^ O’Connor 1993, p. 171

Sources[edit]

  • O’Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, pp. 131, 171, ISBN 0-521-39326-4 

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Coordinates: 33°20′22″N 35°15′03″E / 33.33944°N 35.25083°E / 33.33944; 35.25083