mediumaevum: A medieval bridge of note is Monnow Bridge in…

mediumaevum:

  1. A medieval bridge of note is Monnow Bridge in Wales, which featured three separate ribs of stone under the arches and today, a 13th-century gateway. Rib construction reduced the quantity of material needed for the rest of the arch and lightened the load on the foundations.

  2. An elegant bridge of the period was the Saint-Bénézet Bridge at Avignon, France. Begun in 1177, part of it still stands today.

Medieval bridges are sexy