This gigantic, beautiful, interesting, yet mysterious structure was an important coastal passageway that linked Byblos and its surrounding areas to Beirut.
The bridge evidently represents several different phases of construction and is also located on or near an antique site, since some recognizable antique stones are re-used in its construction, including a figural relief of a warrior and horse set into the north face of the east (right bank) abutment of the bridge.
Set into the main arch on the west (left bank) side of the river there are two Greek inscriptions, one on the south and one on the north face of the bridge.
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