Arkadiko Bridge, Mycenae

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Bridge · Hidden Gem · Ruin
The Arkadiko Bridge or Kazarma Bridge is a Mycenaean bridge near the modern road from Tiryns to Epidauros on the Peloponnese, Greece. Dating to the Greek Bronze Age, it is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use today.

The corbel arch bridge belonged in Mycenaean times to a highway between the two cities, which formed part of a wider military road network. It has a culvert span of ca. 1 m and is made in the typical Mycenaean manner of Cyclopean stones. The structure is 22 metres (72 ft) long, 5.60 metres (18.4 ft) wide at the base and 4 metres (13 ft) high. The width of the roadway atop is about 2.50 metres (8 ft 2 in). The sophisticated layout of the bridge and the road indicate that they were specifically constructed for use by chariots. Built in the late Late Helladic III (ca. 1300–1190 BC), the bridge is still used by the local populace.
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  • You must watch for the signs. It is off the main road. On a bend. The bridge is not in use. History of the bridge is important. The condition of the section at this location was very good. It is...  more »
  • Excellent example that has lasted the years. Turn off the main Nafplio road and it is clearly signposted and right by the road on your left a few minutes later. Difficult to park but can be done...  more »
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  • In photos it looks like a small bridge. It's impressive in person.
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  • The friendly bridge, well preserved as an old building built without mortar. Take a moment off the main road to see it. There is a small parking lot nearby.
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