Bridges

#139 Katogefiro

 

In Oraiokastro village, on a plateau of river Gormos at an altitude 503 meters is the bridge of Oraiokastro. The stone-built, two-arched bridge was built in 1889 and facilitated communication between neighboring villages of Delvinaki - Dolo - Aghios Kosmas - Vissani - Oraiokastro with the villages of Vasiliko - Geroplatano - Kefalovryso -Konitsa.

The traditional structure, choked by the luxuriant nature of the area and despite the ravages of time, is kept in good condition.

 

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  An important bridge for the service of terrestrial transport is in the village Oraiokastro. The traditional bridge was built in 1889 to enable the communication of the surrounding villages.

The bridge also stands out for its unique architecture. The entire construction consists of elaborate stonework with particular emphasis that's given to the crown of the arch.

The fact that the pier has on both sides cantilevers is worth mentioning.

The transit corridor is covered with plates, while the passage is ensured by double row of Arcadia.

Additional historical, cultural and touristic data

  In Visiani is the Abel Monastery. The historic monastery dates from the 18th century with the most likely date to be in 1760 and was renovated in 1776. The monastery was originally male, but then was turned into female until its abandonment in 1912. The Monastery generates interest both for the construction of the fortress form, and the artfully decorated interior, work of Chionadites painters Constantine and Michael. The interior of the monastery is also adorned with carved and gilded iconostasis, made ??from walnut.

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  Directions: It's located in the entrance of the village on our left, before the court, after 500 meters of dirt road

Peripheral Unit: Ioannina

Community: Oraiokastro

Location: Katogefyro

River: Gormos

Coordinates: N 39° 59,260΄ E 020° 33,410΄

Altitude: 503 m.

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