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Tzielefos bridge

Tzelefos or Kelefos Bridge is a medieval Venetian bridge crossing the Dhiarizos river in the mountains of Paphos in Cyprus. It is located at the borders of Phini, Agios Nicolaos and Pera Vasa close to the Arminou Dam. It is an arch stone bridge that has 10.70 m span and 10.7 m width.

During the Cyprus's Venetian period (1489–1571) copper, mined in mountains, was traded with Egypt for silk and gold. The demand of quality trading routes resulted in construction of dozens stone bridges in mountains, used for camel trails connecting distant mines in Troodos Mts. with ports on the island's seashore...

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  • Uploaded on August 7, 2010
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    by LeenieforLena
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u780,S780
    • Taken on 2009/11/14 12:40:59
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 10.05mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
    • Flash fired