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,

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20 Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA


 

 

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