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About a kilometre from the city centre this Ottoman bridge was built to connect the Stambol Road from Istanbul to Dubrovnic, Vienna & Venice. It was relocated between 1966 and 1972 about 5 km downstream for a new hydro-electric plant off to the left. From the plaque at the bridge "The Arslanagić bridge in Trebinje was on the old road linking Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi with the Stambol road. The Arslanagić bridge dates from the 16th century, as an endowment of Mehmed Pasha Sokolović(1), Grand Vizier to three sultans – Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim II and Murat III. Written records dating from 1575 in which Mehmed Pasha Sokolović is referred to as the endower of the Arslanagić bridge are to be found in the Dubrovnik archives, in Italian, in the book Lettere e comissioni di Levante XXXIII, folio 19 (2) (Čelić, 1969. p. 243). Notes by two 16th century French travel writers(3) who passed through Trebinje suggest that the bridge was built in 1573/4."

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