Penkalas Bridge in 1992
|Number of spans||5|
|Construction end||2nd century AD|
Location in Turkey
The 2nd-century AD structure was once one of four ancient bridges in Aezani and is assumed to have been the most important crossing-point due to its central location in the vicinity of the Zeus temple and the direct access it provided to the Roman road to Cotyaeum (Kütahya). According to reports by European travellers, the ancient parapet remained in use as late as 1829, having been replaced today by an unsightly iron railing.
Around 290 m upstream, another well-preserved, almost identical five-arched Roman bridge leads across the Penkalas.
- Galliazzo 1994, p. 403
- Galliazzo, Vittorio (1994), I ponti romani. Catalogo generale, Vol. 2, Treviso: Edizioni Canova, p. 403 (No. 839), ISBN 88-85066-66-6
- O’Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, p. 124 (No. E12), ISBN 0-521-39326-4
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- Aezani and the Penkalas Bridge at Romeartlover