An ancient, mossy bridge is the perfect complement to any rural or river scene. These old and mysterious arched bridges are mankind’s way of traversing landscapes that are otherwise decidedly wild.

Interestingly enough, an arch is only kept in position by its own weight – the stones supporting an arch couldn’t possibly stay in their position without the stones above them weighing them down. So, while they were very effective and sturdy, their building process was complicated. This usually involved building an entire wooden framework underneath the bridge on which the arch could be rested until the rest of the bridge was built around it.

1 Rakotz Brücke, Germany

2 Devil’s Bridge In Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

3 Huangshan, Anhui, China

4 Låtefossen Waterfall, Norway

5 Pindos Mountains, Greece

6 Moon Bridge – Taipei, Taiwan

7 Mullerthal, Luxembourg

8 Multnomah Falls, Oregon, Usa

9 Gorge De L’areuse, Switzerland

10 Ronda, Malaga, Spain

11 Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

12 Carrbridge, Scotland

13 Stari Most, Bosnia And Herzegovina

14 Gaztelugatxe, Spain

15 Root Bridge In India

16 Ponte Gobbo, Italy

17 Hermitage Bridge, Scotland

18 Tollymore, Uk

19 Bridge Across The Merced River, Yosemite,


20 Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA