Arapsu Bridge

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Arapsu Bridge
Old bridge, Arapsuyu, Antalya, Turkey. Pic 01.jpg
The footbridge across the Arapsu stream
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
Crosses Arapsu stream
Locale Konyaaltı, Antalya, Turkey
Characteristics
Design Arch bridge
Material Stone
Number of spans 1
Arapsu Bridge is located in Turkey
Arapsu Bridge
Arapsu Bridge
Location in Turkey

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c O'Connor 1993, p. 126

Sources[edit]

  • 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) 

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Media related to Arapsu Bridge at Wikimedia Commons