May bridge challenge: in under the wire

The calendar can be so cruel.  Tomorrow we expect to see the three arched Plakidas Bridge, the bridge I most look forward to seeing on our tour of Greece.  Tomorrow is June 1st – just too late.

I do have one final offering for the May challenge though: this abandoned steel bridge over the Arachthos River.  A bit east of Ioannina in northern Greece, it’s a simple but interesting bridge, with a deck consisting of steel plates bolted to the bridge framework.  It’s rusty and eroded, and you can see the river far below between gaps between the plates wide enough to drop your wheel into.  For the challenge photo I played it safe and chose to walk my bike onto the bridge.

Continue here to read more about this day of our tour.

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2 response to "May bridge challenge: in under the wire"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: May 31, 2018

    Interesting bridge, Scott. Bridges always welcome, even beyond the end of the May challenge.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: June 3, 2018

    Scott – I enjoyed this day of your tour. I have finally caught up on your journal over on cycleblaze! I couldn’t figure out how to leave a message for you there, sorry. It looks like you’ve had a really nice tour so far with a variety of scenery, people, history and places to stay. I, so far, have liked the Northern Greece part the most – the gorges and mtns are my kind of thing, of course. But I can easily see some similarities in climate and landscape in parts of where you’ve ridden in Greece vs Oz – it makes sense to me why the Greeks feel so at home here in Oz (Melbourne has the largest population of Greeks outside of Greece).

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