While it may appear to be a bridge, it is actually an ancient Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean coast in Caesarea, Israel. The structure goes for miles and miles ending in the city that was founded by King Herod of Judea in 10 BCE. The letters BCE stand for “Before Common Era where “BC” simply stands for Before Christ.
The Romans were amazing architects as they built not only the aqueducts, but also an artificial harbor digging out the shallow sand near the short to allow for wooden cargo ships to pull closer to land.
In year 6 “Common Era,”” Caesarea was declared to be the seat of the Roman government and the political capital of Judea.
As for the pictured aqueduct, it was one of three that delivered fresh water from different areas of Israel to Caesarea, a city of about 50,000 residents at the time. The aqueducts went to various springs up to 8.5 miles away.