The Old Bridge in Mostar bathing in the golden rays of the afternoon sun. The Old Bridge and It's Area are part of UNESCO's World Heritage List. It was constructed in the year 1566 and the building was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent. The goal was to replace an older wooden suspension bridge of dubious stability.

Upon its completion it was the widest man-made arch in the world. Certain associated technical issues remain a mystery: how the scaffolding was erected, how the stone was transported from one bank to the other, how the scaffolding remained sound during the long building period. As a result, this bridge can be classed among the greatest architectural works of its time.


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