Aradena Bridge

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Aradena Bridge
Aradaina Bridge
Crete, Greece
453 feet high / 138 meters high
275 foot span / 84 meter span
1986


Bailey bridges are made of easy to assemble truss panels that can be quickly erected to replace a damaged bridge or to allow army vehicles and personnel to easily cross over a river or waterway. The Aradena or Aradaina bridge is a permanent span and is the world’s highest Bailey bridge. Crossing a deep gorge, the 275 foot (84 meter) long truss was a gift from two brothers to their native village of Agios loannis. Since 1999 there has been bungy jumping from the bridge on summer weekends. For information visit http://www.bungee.gr/


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