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 (276)

MilanShumadinac on July 5, 2012

Prelepa slika. LIKE

Rodema on July 5, 2012

Very nice view and excellent photo, lovely place, like. Best Regards, rodema.

Premysl on July 5, 2012

Beautiful photo of the famous bridge. LIKE 21 Greetings, Přemysl

jotaceceo on July 5, 2012
  • Hermoso trabajo
  • L+F
  • Saludos cordiales
Jarl Ingves on July 5, 2012

A very beautiful bridge and buildings. I like this photo!

Kazimierz .Mendlik on July 5, 2012

Bardzo dobre zdjęcie.U nas w Polsce most ten był wielokrotnie pokazywany .Widziałem jak był zniszczony.Dzięki za opis.Bardzo piękne zdjęcia masz w swej galerii.Pozdrawiam Kazimierz.

Ed. Me. Mo. on July 6, 2012

Very nice view, beautiful bridge and buildings, L+F ,best greetings, Claudia & Eddy.

Martin Beitz on July 6, 2012

Well composed with the minarets on the left and the right side. YSL. Best wishes, Martin.

József Rózsa on July 6, 2012

Hello Haris !

Amazing beauty ! Wonderful composition ! LIKE + FAV. !!!

Best wishes, József

Ildikó Fehérváry on July 6, 2012

Beautiful old bridge, nice view!


Best regards, Ildikó

**omidka&Arman** on July 6, 2012

بسیار زیبا L+♥&YS♥

Hassan Tabrizi حسن on July 6, 2012

Beautiful photo & bridge


Best wishes from IRAN _ HASSAN


Heinz Peierl on July 6, 2012

Wunderbar festgehalten, schöner Blick

Like 34

Herzlichen Dank für Deinen Besuch in meiner Galerie und die netten Worte. Habe mich sehr darüber gefreut.

Viele Grüße von der Mosel


Ahmet poçanoğlu on July 6, 2012

Excellent shot. LIKE. Best wishes

Marjan Kustera on July 6, 2012

Mostar svakako bez ovog mosta ne bi ni bio ono što jeste.SUPER FOTKA,Fav/Like - 16/37,Kuki

João Paulo Coutinho on July 6, 2012

Bela foto.LIKE

Haris A. on July 6, 2012

Dear panoramio friends...

Thank you all for visiting my gallery and nice comments, special thanks for all like,YS…

Best wishes for all of you…


Dominique andré on July 6, 2012

Superbe prise de vue, très beau paysage, j'aime Beaucoup, Amitiés, Daumy

mustafa taşkın on July 6, 2012

Excellent artistic shot! I liked + fvr.

T-Doki on July 6, 2012

The new-old bridge, wonderful bridge and photo.

Best wishes, Attila

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Photo details

  • 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