Stari most, Mostar...Old Bridge in Mostar

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The bridge spans the Neretva river in the old town of Mostar, the city to which it gave the name. The original bridge was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557 to replace an older wooden suspension bridge of dubious stability. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on November 9, 1993 by Bosnian Croat forces during the Croat-Bosniak War. Subsequently, a project was set in motion to reconstruct it, and the rebuilt bridge opened on July 23, 2004. The Stari Most is hump-backed, 4 metres (13 ft 1 in) wide and 30 metres (98 ft 5 in) long, and dominates the river from a height of 24 m (78 ft 9 in). Two fortified towers protect it: the Helebija tower on the northeast and the Tara tower on the southwest, called "the bridge keepers" (natively mostari). The arch of the bridge was made of local stone known as tenelija. The shape of the arch is the result of numerous irregularities produced by the deformation of the intrados (the inner line of the arch). The most accurate description would be that it is a circle of which the centre is depressed in relation to the string course. Instead of foundations, the bridge has abutments of limestone linked to wing walls along the waterside cliffs. Measuring from the summer water level of 40.05 m (131 ft 5 in), abutments are erected to a height of 6.53 metres (21 ft 5 in), from which the arch springs to its high point. The start of the arch is emphasized by a molding 0.32 metres (1 ft 1 in) in height. The rise of the arch is 12.02 metres (39 ft 5 in).

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Comments (279)

amadeus2050 on July 30, 2012

Beautiful bridge with an interesting history. LIKE. Best wishes.

amadeus2050.

Rikimer on July 31, 2012

Perfect in every respect, h@ris! Like 200 + YS 73! Have a nice day, Willi

photosofghosts on July 31, 2012

An other wonderful image of the bridge, with soft tunes .... good deepness .... LIKE !
Haris, many thanks for your visit and comments in my gallery !
Friendly wishes
Fabio

wilma1812 on July 31, 2012

I like this…..it’s very beautiful! Kind regards, Wilma

ostilorenzo43 on July 31, 2012

Bellissima foto!!! Ciao da Lorenzo

Larissa Subb on August 3, 2012

Very nice!! Like-204!

*Cri* Photo on August 5, 2012

Impressive view. Wonderful composition. YSL. Greetings from Cri

Ernandes C Santos on August 5, 2012

Imagem preciosa, trabalho belíssimo e magnífico, Muito boa, Gosto das suas fotos, Obrigado por compartilhar, parabéns...L I K E...Desejo muita paz e saúde...Um abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes...Saudações calorosas de São Paulo - Brasil

Erol Barutçugil on August 6, 2012

Wonderful bridge of Mostar! Striking composition revealing its amazing beauty.Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

Haris A. on August 8, 2012

DEAR PANORAMIO FRIENDS

Thank you for visiting my gallery and nice comments, thank you for LIKE, YS

Best wishes to all of you... Haris

Eliseo.mc on August 9, 2012

h@ris: LIKE 207 para este magnífico puente bosnio.

Saludos de Eliseo.

♥ Kama ♥ - NO VIEWS on August 10, 2012

Excellent image with precious perspective, Like and YS - by ♥ Kama ♥

Klaus Richter on August 11, 2012

A beautiful place and excellent shot!
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Greetings from Cologne, Klaus

julianna szula on August 12, 2012

Beautiful place. Great composition. Like Greetings, Julia

Antoine Jasser on August 12, 2012

Great composition...
Great view...
Great location...
Gorgeous colors...
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lang.irina.maria on August 12, 2012

Very nice, a nice photo, love it! Best regards, Irina

Chinappi on August 13, 2012

For me, this is a very interesting capture.

I think it is a nice picture. Thanks you for sharing. Of course, I LIKE it.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.

Bernard.

RezaSamami on August 15, 2012

Very beautiful!

Javier sánchez tripi… on August 15, 2012

Un bella foto,de un lugar mitico conocido en el mundo entero,sin duda un lugar que me gustaría conocer. Interesante información.

Gracias por compartir.

L+F.

Mis mejores deseos.Javier

Haris A. on August 16, 2012

DEAR PANORAMIO FRIENDS

Thank you for visiting my gallery and nice comments, thank you for LIKE, YS

Best wishes to all of you... Haris

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  • Uploaded on July 5, 2012
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    by Haris A.
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2200
    • Taken on 2012/06/22 09:47:11
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/625)
    • Focal Length: 9.06mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80

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