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BRIDGES IN MEDIEVAL GEORGIA


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The construction of bridges in Georgia has a centuries-old history. Today, around 100 medieval bridges or remains of bridges are preserved. Unfortunately, the majority of them are in ruins.

 

Georgia’s medieval stone bridges are distinguished by the elegance and strength of their thin arches, which so often surprised foreign travellers and explorers. Sophisticated engineering and architectural solutions characterize the surviving medieval bridges and clearly show the long tradition of construction of this type of structure in Georgia and the high level of architectural thinking and construction traditions passed down from generation to generation.

 

Translated by Manana Ruseishvili

Edited by Katie Ruth Davies


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