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Submersible Bridges

Corinth 20100, Greece
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Unusual sight and a different view of the canal

We were lucky enough to see one of the bridges submerge to allow a ship access to the canal. This... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Richardinbath
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Just an experience!!!

Although the view of the whole canal is nice and picturesque you can to say that is a place that... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Panagiotis S
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Corinth 20100, Greece
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were lucky enough to see one of the bridges submerge to allow a ship access to the canal. This is a sight not to be missed if you are in the area. The ancient diolkos (the overland route for ships in ancient times) is...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Although the view of the whole canal is nice and picturesque you can to say that is a place that you have to see !!!sometimes when you have to hurry it is annoying because you may wait more than 30 minutes if a boat has...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We stopped at another part of the Corinth Canal where a truly unique bridge exists. These two 'sinking' bridges, originally called subducting bridges, exist near both ends of the canal. Rather than rise to allow a ship to pass, they ‘sink’ down to the canal...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

interesting to watch although crossing thebridge after it had been submerged was very very slippy so you need to hold the handrails

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

When a boat is about to pass through the canal the bridge, one at either end of the canal, is lowered below the water to allow the boat to pass. Seems a bit strange but it works. I would have thought a lift bridge would...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Built about early 70s to replace a ferry. There are two bridges, one at either end of the canal. I recommend you visit the Korinthos end where you can also see remains of the ancient track where boats were pulled overland before the canal was...More

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

I'd read about this bridge and wanted to see it during our trip to Corinth. I couldn't believe my luck when I arrived just as a trio of vessels was approaching. I got to see it in action. I'm told sometimes the bridge will catch...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We stumbled on this bridge by accident - as you look at the canal on a map from the Peloponnese side it is the right hand bridge - it just shows as a road over the canal but is actually a sinking bridge. Well worth...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We found this by accident looking for the old Roman road (Ancient Diolkos). As luck would have it a large boat was about to pass through so we had to queue on the North side. I took the opportunity to stretch my legs and have...More

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