Rio–Antirrio Bridge

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Bridge.

The Rio–Antirrio Bridge ( Γέφυρα Ρίου-Αντιρρίου) crosses the Gulf of Corinth to connect the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece. This multi-span cable-stayed fully-suspended bridge is 2880 meters (about 1.8 miles) long.  Driving  beneath the cable stays of the four pylons presents a fascinating ever-changing view of lines leading to the sky. It is impossible to stop pressing the shutter once you look up. This is just one of dozens of shots.

Here is a view of the bridge on approach from the Peloponnese side.

These photos were taken on September 28, 2016. Specs are:

On the bridge: Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/8, 1/250 sec, 4.5 mm

Approaching the bridge: Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/250 sec, 18 mm

10 thoughts on “Rio–Antirrio Bridge”

  1. The Port Mann Bridge in British Columbia, Canada has a similar design with the supporting cables running across the travel lanes. Earlier designs of cable stayed bridges used towers with parallel vertical towers, instead of narrowing towards the top. This took the drivers on the bridge by surprise when ice formed on the cables during winter storms and “bombed” the traffic causing chaos. Slip collars have now been fitted to the cables to keep them clear of ice in bad weather. This may not be necessary in Greece!

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    1. Thank you for the info about the Port Mann Bridge. They do look very similar and very beautiful. There was no danger of ice bombs when we drove across.


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