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Shaharah Bridge in Yemen

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dris651

And then there were the brave (and a little crazy?) souls who built that archway over that chasm. Thanks, catspaw.

patw

I like the small archway at the end, or beginning, of it. Thanks, catspaw.

Bill_I_Am

I didn't find any info on that, Plum, but this Wikipedia page has more photos of the bridge, which is smaller than it looks, as well as a video under External Links of Shaharah village.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaharah

Plumpossum

As with so many ancient constructions, I can't help wondering how many lives were lost in their creation.

Bill_I_Am

The bridge is magnificent, but the stairway looks like a nightmare!

My what a wonderful bridge. Many man hours went into constructing this. What a mountainous region.

Shahareh or Shehara is a large mountain village and seat of Shaharah District of the 'Amran Governorate, Yemen. The village "lies at 2600 metres and overlooks mountainous bulging swells to the south and shimmering hot plains to the north."[1] The village, which lies on top a sharp mountain of the same name, Jabal Shaharah,[2] consists of several old stone houses and a cistern. The area is noted for its limestone arch bridge, constructed in the 17th century by a local lord to connect two villages across a deep gorge.[3][1]
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beautiful. How old is this bridge?

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