Stari Most Bridge

Stari Most Bridge

Bridge: This is the Stari Most, a 16th-century Ottoman bridge that crosses the river Neretva. It stood for over 400 years until it was destroyed in 1993, primarily as a deliberate destruction of a culturally significant icon. A collation of the World Bank, UNESCO and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture formed to oversee the reconstruction of the bridge and the city center of Mostar. The bridge was rebuilt from stones of the original bridge recovered from the river below. It was inaugurated in 2004, with representatives from across the world. (Michael Kaynard photo).

Source: PHOTO ESSAY: Bullish on the Balkans

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