The history of the construction of the only double bridge in Cyprus!

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In the Limassol countryside, at a location of amazing natural beauty, one may find the only double bridge in Cyprus. The bridge is essentially 2 different constructions, which served the transportation needs of people from 2 different historical periods.

The double bridge in Trimiklini was built during the first years of the British Colonial era, when the British were constructing the road network that was necessary for their transportation, especially in the mountains, where it was practically non-existent. The first phase of the construction was completed in 1901 and it served the needs of carriages. The second phase of the construction was completed in 1917, after the appearance of the first automobile vehicles, which needed an upgraded road network.

Since ancient times, Trimiklini was a crossing point which served the residents of the countryside who would visit the urban centers, as well as traders who would travel to the countryside from the city for commercial purposes. This spot then became the connection between Limassol – Trimiklini – Troodos and this is probably the reason that another, stone - built, Venetian bridge is founded in the same area.

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