Uzunköprü Bridge enters UNESCO Tentative List

Commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Murat II in 1444, Uzunköprü Bridge in Edirne province is the longest stone bridge in the world.

Uzunköprü Bridge enters UNESCO Tentative List

 

The bridge has a length of 1392 metres and a width of 6.80 metres. Built over River Ergene and connecting Anatolia and the Balkans, the bridge is the only and longest stone bridge in the world.

Edirne Governor Dursun Ali Şahin said they are pleased with UNESCO's decision to put the Uzunköprü Bridge in the Tentative List, shortly after their application.

Şahin said "We will also submit our applications for Muradiye Mosque, which has three minaret balconies, and Bayezid Veli Mosque. There are a very few historical sites like those. Edirne is very lucky in this regard."

Edirne's Selimiye Mosque and Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling are in UNESCO's Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, respectively.

 

 


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