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The Roman bridge of Cordoba
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Posted By: Janse, 06-06-2019, 04:16 AM

Quite impressive construction if I may say so.

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06-06-2019, 05:41 AM   #2
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how old is this bridge?
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Buildt early in the first century BC.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Janse Quote
Quite impressive construction if I may say so.
Yes, very impressive indeed - and your photo definitely did justice to it.

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Those Romans. They're everywhere. ). A very well executed photograph. I really enjoy the perspective angle creating a very strong structure. I wonder what the wedges of cheesecake are doing there. Are they breakwaters, or used for maintenance crews? Thanks for sharing a great shot.

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. I wonder what the wedges of cheesecake are doing there. Are they breakwaters, or used for maintenance crews?
can protect the bridge from the pressure of the water, probably in the past there was more water in the rivers
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonytee Quote
Those Romans. They're everywhere. ). A very well executed photograph. I really enjoy the perspective angle creating a very strong structure. I wonder what the wedges of cheesecake are doing there. Are they breakwaters, or used for maintenance crews? Thanks for sharing a great shot.

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What did the Romans ever do for us?

The "cheesecake" structures are probably to prevent the bridge from being damaged by debris in floods (or the actual floodwater for that matter).

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Great photo! It looks like the bridge has undergone a lot of "restoration" work in the past.
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Yes, very impressive indeed - and your photo definitely did justice to it.
Thank you so much reh321. :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonytee Quote
Those Romans. They're everywhere. ). A very well executed photograph. I really enjoy the perspective angle creating a very strong structure. I wonder what the wedges of cheesecake are doing there. Are they breakwaters, or used for maintenance crews? Thanks for sharing a great shot.

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Thank you Tony. I agree with Martin, the cheescakes are to decrease the pressure from the water. :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
What did the Romans ever do for us?

The "cheesecake" structures are probably to prevent the bridge from being damaged by debris in floods (or the actual floodwater for that matter).

---------- Post added 08-06-19 at 09:52 PM ----------

Great photo! It looks like the bridge has undergone a lot of "restoration" work in the past.
Thank you so much RobG for commenting. The bridge has been maintained or restored many times I think.

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