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Before the advent of highways, the problem of communication between the mountain settlements of Zagorochoria was solved by the construction of paved trails and arched stone bridges.

The bridges were different: small bridges across streams and huge multi-arch constructions crossing large rivers. Stray construction crews with the money of local communities or wealthy residents built most of these bridges.

The Lazaridis Bridge is located at the beginning of the Mikros Vikos gorge near the village of Kipoi and was built in 1753 with the money of Tolis Kontodimos from the village of Vradeto. The bridge is named after Kostas Lazaridis, a schoolteacher from the village of Koukouli.

My previous posts about arch bridges of Greece: «The old stone bridge», «The bridge of Kamber Agas», «The bridge of Arta».

Zagorochoria, Greece.
June, 2018.

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Я всегда удивляюсь каменным мостам. Это ж надо суметь.

Very nice article . Bravo !

In Spain there are Roman bridges that have the same configuration. For example in Cangas de Onís. 😊

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