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Ipiros, Arachthos river and the bridge of Plaka (the taller bridge in south eastern Europe) - 01/02/2015 the bridge collapsed due to bad weather

Arahthos is the eighth largest river in Greece. Its length is 110 km. Stems from northern Pindos and flows into Amvrakikos bay. Flowing through a section of Ioannina and the entire prefecture of Arta. In Arathos contributing tributaries Kalarrytikos, Metsovitikos and Zagoritikos.

Arahthos is famous for its great arched bridges connecting the banks, such as the bridge of Arta and the bridge of Plaka. The bridge of Plaka is arched opening to his room 40 meters and a height of 19 meters. It is considered the largest arch bridge in the Balkans. Located near the village Pramanda and was completed in 1866.

In a house near the bridge was signed the end of the civil war (1945-1949).

01/02/2015, the bridge collapsed due to bad weather

(Translation from Wikipedia C. Theodorou)

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  • Uploaded on November 15, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 4.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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