The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced that the Bolvadin Historical Kırkgöz Bridge Antique Road and Stone Bridge Application project tender, which will contribute to the tourism of Afyonkarahisar, has been made.
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, in addition to huge investment projects, embracing historical bridges bearing the traces of the past; continues to work on bridge restoration at various points in the country. The Ministry, which brought historical bridges to light; He announced that the tender for Bolvadin Historical Kırkgöz Bridge Antique Road and Stone Bridge Application project, which will contribute to the tourism of Afyonkarahisar, has been realized and the project works will be started as soon as possible.
Will contribute to Afyonkarahisar's tourism
In the statement made by the Ministry; “The bridge, which has undergone extensive repairs during the Seljuk and Ottoman Periods, has 57 arches today. The bridge was repaired by Mimar Sinan during the preparations for the Baghdad campaign of Suleiman the Magnificent in the Ottoman Period (16th century). During these repairs, a prayer hall and 22 arches were added to the bridge by Mimar Sinan. It was said that the three arches of the bridge, which were destroyed by the Greeks during the War of Independence (1920), were repaired in 1922 in order to prevent transportation.
The Ministry announced that the tender for the Ancient Road and Stone Bridge Implementation Project of the Historical Kırkgöz Bridge, which was registered by the Konya Cultural Heritage Preservation Regional Board in 1988, was realized on January 29, 2021, and that the project works will begin as soon as possible.
Karaismailoğlu said, “We are bringing historical bridges to light. Kırkgöz Bridge will be a good example for this "
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who visited and examined the historical Kırkgöz Bridge, dating back to the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire period, with a length of 400 meters and 57 arches, on October 26, 2020, gave the good news that the historical Kırkgöz Bridge will be brought into tourism and said:
“We aim to unearth historical bridges and bring them together with our citizens. Kırkgöz Bridge will be a good example for this. We will hold meetings with regional boards and bring them into tourism. These historical bridges are important values of our country. "