Stone Bridge

Eastern Mediterranean

This Roman-era stone bridge over the Seyhan River at the eastern end of Abidin Paşa Caddesi was probably built under Hadrian (r AD 117–138) and repaired in the 6th and 9th centuries. Its 300m-long span had 21 arches – seven of which are now underwater – and carried vehicles up until 2007.

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