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It is the widest stone-made bridge of Epirus and probably of Greece. With its impressive 40m wide arch it stands some 18 to 20 meters above the waters of Arachthos river. It also has two small auxiliary 6m wide arches on its two sides.

The bridge’s construction was completed in 1866 but before that it had collapsed twice during the building works, in 1860 and 1863. It stands on the border-line of the Prefectures of Arta and Ioannina and belongs to the community of Plaka Raftanaion.

Collapsed on February 1, 2015.

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