The Oldest Bridge in Bern, Switzerland

This is the Untertorbrücke over the River Aare (literally “the Lower Gate Bridge” in English). A stone arch bridge built as long ago as 1461, it has survived to become a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In spite of its great age and importance, it still carries one lane of traffic each way, and until 1980 the road was surfaced with cobble stones. The photo was taken on a clear day with blue skies, when traffic on the bridge was light. Don’t the stone arches look attractive in the sun?
   
 
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