Long Bridge has been included in UNESCO's temporary list

Long Bridge is on the UNESCO tentative list: The Long Bridge in Uzunköprü district, known as "the longest stone bridge in the world", was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Tentative List.
Edirne Governor Dursun Ali Şahin said in a statement that it is pleasing that Uzun Köprü is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Temporary List.
Sahin reminded that they have been working on this issue for a while and said:
“It is gratifying that Uzun Köprü is included in the temporary list shortly after application. We will also have applications to list the Old, Three Honorable Muradiye and Beyazid-i Veli mosques. There are very few such works in the world. They are also in Edirne. Edirne is very lucky in this regard. "
Governor Şahin noted that they are planning to block the historic Long Bridge to traffic.
Edirne's Selimiye Mosque is concrete and Historical Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling is in the intangible UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
History of the bridge
The Long Bridge is the only stone bridge in Edirne on the Ergene River that connects Anatolia and the Balkans and is the longest stone bridge in the world.
The bridge, which was named after the district and formerly known as the "Ergene Bridge", was built in 1426-1443 by II. It was built by Murat, the chief architect of the period, Müslihiddin. The bridge is 1392 meters long and 6,80 meters wide.
The bridge built by the Ottomans to overcome the Ergene River, which was a natural obstacle in the conquests of the Balkans, enabled the Turkish army to continue its raids in the winter.



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