Built in 1826 during the British occupation this is one of the largest bridges ever built in Europe by the British: 110 m long, 6 m wide and 15 m high at its peak. The bridge is supported on 13 arches and 12 small symmetrical galleries. According to the story British legate Mackwell fell in love with a young girl who lived in the village of Katouni, and so he decided to build a bridge and scrutinized its construction as a way of justifying frequent visits to his beloved. Actually, the bridge is part of a road that was supposed to connect the capital city of Kythera to the port of Avlemonas. But the road was never finished, since the British left the island in 1864, when the Ionian Islands became part of Greece. Today, this bridge is one of the most significant monuments of the island.