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The arch in nature. © National Park Service



Baou Roman Bridge (Pont romain de la Baou), Céreste, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. picture zoom © structurae.de (Klaus Janberg)



The most famous bridge in Florence and also the oldest, dating from 1335-45, Ponte Vecchio with its three stone arches replaced a wooden bridge which had crossed the Arno River at this spot since Roman times. Florence, Italy. picture zoom © structurae.de (Jean-Marc Morand)



Three arch bridge dating from 1566. Ponte Santa Trinita crosses the Arno River in Florence, Italy. picture zoom © structurae.de (Karl Gotsch)



Old Annot Bridge, Provence, France. Stone bridge across the Vaïre River, dating from 1680. picture zoom © structurae.de (Jacques Mossot)



Central Park Bridges, Bridge No. 27A pedestrian footbridge constructed in 1864 in a Gothic style. picture zoom © structurae.de



The concrete Salginatobel Bridge, designed by Robert Maillart, completed in 1930. Grisons, Switzerland. picture zoom © structurae.de (Matthai Kurian)



Sydney Harbour Bridge is known as ‘The Old Coat Hanger’. Completed in 1932, it took 8 years to build. Sydney, Australia. picture zoom © structurae.de (Katrin Janberg)



Suspended deck arch bridge, Bach de Roda-Felipe II Bridge, completed in 1987. picture zoom © structurae.de (Per Wåhlin)



Gateshead Millenium Bridge, Tyneside, UK. Completed 2001. picture zoom © structurae.de (Bertrand David)


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The arch in nature.
Baou Roman Bridge (Pont romain de la Baou), Céreste, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
The most famous bridge in Florence and also the oldest, dating from 1335-45, Ponte Vecchio with its three stone arches replaced a wooden bridge which had crossed the Arno River at this spot since Roman times. Florence, Italy.
Three arch bridge dating from 1566. Ponte Santa Trinita crosses the Arno River in Florence, Italy.
Old Annot Bridge, Provence, France. Stone bridge across the Vaïre River, dating from 1680.
Central Park Bridges, Bridge No. 27A pedestrian footbridge constructed in 1864 in a Gothic style.
The concrete Salginatobel Bridge, designed by Robert Maillart, completed in 1930. Grisons, Switzerland.
Sydney Harbour Bridge is known as ‘The Old Coat Hanger’. Completed in 1932, it took 8 years to build. Sydney, Australia.
Suspended deck arch bridge, Bach de Roda-Felipe II Bridge, completed in 1987.
Gateshead Millenium Bridge, Tyneside, UK. Completed 2001.
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