Arapsu Bridge

The Arapsu Bridge is a Roman bridge in Antalya, Turkey. The well-preserved footbridge lies in the Arapsuyu district, 5–6 km west to the city center, at the foot of an ancient mound which is associated with the Greek colony of Olbia.[1]

Arapsu Bridge
Old bridge, Arapsuyu, Antalya, Turkey. Pic 01.jpg
The footbridge across the Arapsu stream
Coordinates36°52′51″N 30°39′34″E / 36.880906°N 30.659346°E / 36.880906; 30.659346Coordinates: 36°52′51″N 30°39′34″E / 36.880906°N 30.659346°E / 36.880906; 30.659346
CrossesArapsu stream
LocaleKonyaaltı, Antalya, Turkey
DesignArch bridge
No. of spans1

Partly submerged by a modern weir about 100 m downstream, the exact form of its masonry arch is difficult to determine. According to George Bean, the slightly pointed arch indicates a post-ancient construction date.[1] Colin O'Connor, however, classifies the bridge as a Roman segmental arch bridge, examples of which have survived in the neighbouring province Lycia (such as the Limyra Bridge).[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c O'Connor 1993, p. 126


  • O'Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, p. 126 (E24), ISBN 0-521-39326-4
  • Bean, George E. (1968), Turkey's Southern Shore. An Archaeological Guide, London, p. 111 (fig. 51)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Arapsu Bridge at Wikimedia Commons