Gemarrin Bridge
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Gemarrin Bridge
Gemarrin Bridge
Coordinates
CarriesRoman road to As-Suwayda
CrossesWadi Zeidi
LocaleClose to Bosra, Syria
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
MaterialBasalt blocks
No. of spans3
Gemarrin Bridge is located in Syria
Gemarrin Bridge
Gemarrin Bridge
Location in Syria

The Bridge of Gemarrin is a Roman bridge in the village of Jemarrin near the ancient city of Bosra in southern Syria. The bridge belonged to the Roman road to Soada Dionysias (As-Suwayda), crossing the Wadi Zeidi some kilometers north of Bostra.[1]

Today, the structure presents itself essentially as an arch skeleton: while the three semi-circular arches, made from local basalt, are still extant, the roadway and the fill have been removed to expose the top of the arch vaults.[2] Obliquely running embankments on both sides of the wadi force the water in the river bed under the bridge.[3]

At least two other Roman bridges over the Wadi Zeidi, the Kharaba Bridge and the one At-Tayyibeh, have survived to this day.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Kissel & Stoll 2000, p. 110, Fig. 1b
  2. ^ Kissel & Stoll 2000, p. 116, Fig. 11
  3. ^ Kissel & Stoll 2000, p. 117

Sources

  • Kissel, Theodor; Stoll, Oliver (2000), "Die Brücke bei Nimreh. Ein Zeugnis römischer Verkehrspolitik im Hauran, Syrien", Antike Welt, 31 (2), pp. 109-125

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