Site: Jordan Sub Sites: Jordan River Roman Bridge Location: North 28,04 â€“ East 52,71 Period: 63DA
Description: Three Bridges site in the lower river valley, where Roman, Ottoman, and British-built bridges all cross the Jordan River at the same point. In the Beit She'an/Irbid area in the north, a bridge from the Roman era and a caravanserai still survive, the reason for their geographic proximity most likely explained by the importance of this location in providing transport across the water. In modern times, the river continues to be an important border location. The bridge constructed with locale basalt stone in vault construction techniques.
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