Two major roads crossed the Sorek stream (Arabic: "Nahr Rubin") near Yavne: a northwestern road to the port city of Yafo (Joppa), and a northeastern road via Aphek (Antipatris) to Syria and Mesopotamia. The latter road was the main coastal road, and in order to support the traffic through this important road, a bridge was constructed over the stream during the beginning of the Mamluke period (end of the 13th C).
|c. 1273 CE||48 metres (157 ft) long, and 11.5 metres (38 ft) wide, comprised of three arches, two central piers with triangular upstream-facing cutwaters.|
|c. 1273 CE||The downstream-facing side of the bridge.|
|Latest Update: September 07, 2016|