Photography: Inhabited Bridges

Ponte Vecchio, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence. Houses built on the bridge was a common practice in large European cities during the Middle Ages.

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Pont de Rohan, France

Landerneau’s Pont de Rohan is one of Europe’s last remaining inhabited bridges, including shops, restaurants and homes that have been carefully preserved over the years.

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Krämerbrücke, Germany

The Krämerbrücke is a bridge in Erfurt which is covered with half timbered buildings on both sides most of which are artisans and antique shops.

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Covered Bridge, Bulgaria

Covered bridge in the town of Lovech in  Bulgaria. The bridge crosses the Osam River, connecting the old and new town.

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Pont des Marchands, France

A historic bridge in Narbonne, serves as a foundation for a row of houses and shops underneath which the Canal de la Robine runs through the old town.

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The Old Mill – France

A symbol of Vernon (northern France), the old mill still lies straddling two piers of the ancient bridge over the Seine. The mill was probably built in the 16th century. It is a private property belonging to an unknown American heir.

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Wind & Rain Bridge in China

The bridge is located in Chengyang, and serves as the link between two populous villages. It is a combination of bridge, corridor, veranda and Chinese pavilion.

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Chenonceau castle, France

The Château de Chenonceau was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher, sometime before its first mention in writing in the 11th century. It was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l’Orme.

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Pulteney Bridge, UK

The bridge was designed by Robert Adam, whose working drawings are preserved in the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and is one of only four bridges in the world with shops across the full span on both sides.

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12 thoughts on “Photography: Inhabited Bridges

  1. soumyaj

    Beautiful! Love your unique collection as always! You should blog about ‘the pink lake’ Miller in Australia! It would be a worthy add to your bizzare collections! 🙂

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