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Greece - Konitsa bridge

Greece - Konitsa bridge
The Konitsa or Aoos bridge was built by architect and stone-master Zioga Frontzou. The work started in 1823 and was finished in 1870 (although it looks older). The bridge helped to improve communication and transport between the local population in the area. The construction of the bridge was a difficult and expensive undertaking and a miracle of its time. The bridge - professionally and aesthetically designed - was not only financed by the rich, but also by the ordinary people who shared the idea of the bridge.

The single-span stone arch bridge has a width of 35 meters and a height of 20 meters and is one of the largest stone bridges in Epirus (and even the Balkan). It’s not only the bridge, but also the location with the Aoos river flowing under the arch and an incredible view into the Aoos Gorge with the natural beauty of the green mountains of the Northern Pindos National Park in the background.

Konitsa bridge is built on the place where the Aoos is narrowing with also some good rocks on both sides of the river. Therefore an one and only arch of big radius could steadily cover the distance, avoiding bigger and more expensive constructions. Under the arch hangs a little bell, which warned crossing people for strong winds. The bell was lost, but replaced in 1975.

Maria Lovasz, Pedrocut, Rod Burkey, Yves Saulnier and 114 other people have particularly liked this photo


110 comments - The latest ones
 Frode
Frode club
Beautiful shot. HFF and a nice weekend.
22 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images de ce beau vieux pont !
HFF.
22 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
magnifiques ces vues***************belle fin de semaine Jaap !
22 months ago.
 Pilago
Pilago club
Jaap, HFF! I wish you a very nice weekend!
22 months ago.
 Guydel
Guydel club
Fragile et costaud à la fois ... une partie de patrimoine comme je les aime !!! Bonne journée Jaap ! Amitiés !
22 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
a wonderful image
HFF
Happy weekend:)
22 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Annemarie says beautiful so I say outstanding, Jaap.
Thankyou for the note.
22 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
An impressive setting for this amazing bridge, the style is reminiscent of those used in Japanese Gardens, I hope you have a HFF and a good weekend Jaap
22 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
It is truly an amazing work by the architects to have built this fine arch over the river. HFF Jaap.
22 months ago.
 Jenasis44
Jenasis44
What a bridge - steep climb up, then slide down other side!!
HFF Jaap and have a peaceful weekend.
22 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
That bridge is amazing Jaap!!!!!
HFF and good weekend.
22 months ago.
 Nautilus
Nautilus club
superbe ! il ressemble au fameux pont de Mostar en Bosnie.
22 months ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Beautiful bridge Jaap.
HFF have a good weekend
TOZ
22 months ago.
 Jean
Jean
A beautiful bridge in a beautiful place.
22 months ago.
 Thorsten
Thorsten
a fine POV.
HFF!
22 months ago.
 Zulma
Zulma club
HFF pa'ti también Jaap. Cool benches also.
22 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Impressive, Jaap ! HFF and a good weekend for you !
22 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Interesting information and a fascinating bridge, Jaap. HFF and have a great weekend.
22 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Very interesting, Jaap. I love the detail about the wind-warning bell in your caption. All three takes do beautiful justice to this little jewel of a bridge!
HFF and a happy week end to you!
22 months ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
What an incredible arch to this bridge Jaap. A beautiful series of images and great notes. I like the idea of the warning bell. HFF and havea good weekend
22 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Wow, what an impressive formed brige. Fantastic found, Jaap ! HFF and a nice weekend for you !
22 months ago.
 Angelofruhr
Angelofruhr club
Wenn die Brücke so hoch angesetzt ist, muss dass Flüsschen darunter ja mächtig anschwellen zu verschiedenen Zeiten!
HFF und ein schönes WE!
22 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful set of images - HFF Jaap, have a nice weekend.
22 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent information and a wonderful series of image Jaap.
HFF and a nice weekend
22 months ago.
 FarbFormFreude
FarbFormFreude club
great view, nice Story, thanx & HFF!
22 months ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
Magnifique
22 months ago.
 Chris10
Chris10 club
Ik moest even goed kijken Jaap, maar heb hem gevonden hoor. Nice HFF en fijn weekend...

Groet, Christien.
22 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Chris10 club
En dan heb je het hekje boven op de brug nog gemist.
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Wonderful and beautiful bridge and a superb photo with great information, Jaap.
22 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
superbe !! un pont étonnant
22 months ago.
 natureoncam aka Greg
natureoncam aka Greg club
Great information and pictures of this wonderful bridge.
HFF Jaap
22 months ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
HFF :-)
22 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Amazing bridge arch! HFF, Jaap!
22 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Beau pont et PiPs !
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Have a good day, Jaap.
22 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Wow! That's a beautiful bridge. Thank you very much for showing it and giving an interesting explanation.
22 months ago.
 David Slater (Spoddendale)
David Slater (Spodde… club
Fascinating bridge and story Jaap. Best wishes for the weekend.
22 months ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
Great and impressive find, Jaap! Have a nice weekend!
22 months ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
il est formidable ce pont
22 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Beautiful series!
22 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend✿◉●•◦
22 months ago.
 Christine Schiller
Christine Schiller club
Eine fantastische Landschaft .. beeindruckende Aufnahme !
22 months ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Belle photo sur ce pont étrange !!
22 months ago.
 Anji.
Anji. club
Quel joli pont ! Bravo pour cette série !
HFF, Jaap, et bonne fin de semaine !
22 months ago.
 gezginruh
gezginruh club
Very beautiful bridge!
HFF and have a great weekend,Jaap!

Best wishes
Füsun
22 months ago.
 Ern Jacoby
Ern Jacoby club
A funny idea with the bell .....
22 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo avec notes. Nicole.
22 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Excellent pictures Jaap'... the steepness of the incline would made heavy loads difficult to haul over the bridge..but a great build.. and well worth seeing... // good information as usual...
Keep well... HFF.. and 'good wishes' from ... David J'
22 months ago.
 Kenny
Kenny
Fabulous shots Jaap.. have a good weekend
22 months ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
That is an interesting bridge structure; excellent series and information as always Jaap.
22 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Quel joli pont ! La photo est belle aussi .
22 months ago.
 Marja Savonije
Marja Savonije club
Indrukwekkend. Wordt die brug nog gebruikt Jaap? Ik kan me niet voorstellen dat je daar met een voertuig over gaat.
22 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Marja Savonije club
Ja, eigenlijk alleen door wandelaars naar de Aoos kloof (en gewone brug-kijkers).
22 months ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Belles vues ce cet incroyable pont en pierres ! Une œuvre extraordinaire ! La hauteur de l'arche laisse imaginer la violence des crues du cours d'eau ! Merci pour ce partage, Jaap !
HFF et bon week-end !
22 months ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Très beau pont de pierres qui est bien intégré dans le paysage
Bon week-end
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very interesting architecture, Jaap !! Well done !!!! Have a nice week-end !
22 months ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Splendid image with great information! Very interesting and beautiful bridge!
Enjoy your weekend, Jaap!
22 months ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Beeindruckende Brücke, Jaap!
Einen verspäteten HFF und ein schönes Wochenende!
22 months ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Fijne foto's, Jaap, en ik vond de brug zo interessant. Bedankt zoals altijd voor je bezoek, en ik wens je een gelukkig weekend. :-)
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Congratulations on Explore.
22 months ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
Moin,
tolle Aufnahmen eines interessanten Bauwerks.
Weard
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Thanks for your visit, Jaap.
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Have a good day and a good week.
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
22 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Excellent shot and PiPs!
22 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
A construction indeed of great lightness, ingenuity of the architect and respect of this lovely site.
Nice and interesting presentation, Jaap.
22 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
A bridge of great Balkan influence in fact. Very nice environment, Best wishes, Anton.
22 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Beau partage il est très beau ce vieux pont de pierre
22 months ago.
 David Michael
David Michael club
Excellent photo, and narrative!
22 months ago.
 Alan H
Alan H club
Interesting. It's very similar to the bridge at Mostar.
22 months ago.
 Anke Brehm
Anke Brehm
Aus einen schönen Blickwinkel aufgenommen.
22 months ago.
 Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic club
Très élégant ! :-)
22 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
What an amazing bridge. So unique.
22 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Now that looks like a fine bridge Jaap. Well found and documented here.

Herb
22 months ago.
 menonfire
menonfire club
Grandiose Konstruktion diese Brücke
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Thanks for your visit and kind comments, Jaap.
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Congratulations on Explore.
22 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Have a good day.
22 months ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
i like so much this bridge
22 months ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
Great shot and as usual nice history write up.
22 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
An absolutely fabulous bridge and story of it too, Jaap. The texture of the stone is so beautiful. The shape of this bridge is a wonder to behold. I love that it's so sharply arched that I can produce the full circle in my mind's eye. The details you've shared are great and we get such a fine and complete view of this marvel to enjoy. Heh...I can't pick a favorite picture, they're all so good and interesting to look at! NICE presentation as always! :)
22 months ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
Die Statik für diese Bauweise mit Steinen haben sie von den Römern übernommen. Durch das Gewicht der Steine wird die Brücke stabil. Und ästhetisch wirkt das Bauwerk alle Mal.
22 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very beautiful bridge and shots !
21 months ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Un ouvrage routier magnifique et d'une beauté exceptionnelle,
une véritable prouesse pour l'époque…!
merci Jaap pour ce partage..
ta photo est comme toujours, excellente et bien composée
nice day..
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Très beau de paysage .
21 months ago.
 Stefan
Stefan
Tolles Bild, gut getroffen, informativer Text und schöne PiP, gefällt mir!
21 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Great capture, well done Jaap.
21 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Very beautiful! Congrats on explore.
21 months ago.
 Dinesh
Dinesh club
Beautiful image and interesting info
21 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
What an amazing bridge...................such brilliant stonework and engineering. It almost seems impossible that span could exist without support! Such a beautiful location too.

Great work my friend.
21 months ago.
 Denis Aubry
Denis Aubry
Superbe ouvrage! merci pour vos explications!
21 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful bridge!
HFF and a nice weekend, Jaap!
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
Excellent shot of this bridge and it's history.
21 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Thanks again, Jaap.
21 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
Fascinating. I does look a lot older, for sure.
21 months ago.
 Hubs 56
Hubs 56
Good framed, Hubs
21 months ago.
 ©UdoSm
©UdoSm club
A great series...
21 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Extraordinary shots!
21 months ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
Splendid capture Jaap.
21 months ago.
 Rosemma
Rosemma club
Extraordinaire le profil de ce pont !!
21 months ago.

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