Photographer's Note

After crossing Ekmekçizade Ahmet Paşa Bridge (Tunca Bridge) and driving about half a kilometer along Lozan Street, the road brought us to our last bridge of the day, the one over the Maritsa (Meriç) River. This structure is called the New Bridge (Yeni Köprü) or the Maritsa Bridge (Meriç Köprüsü).

"The name of this bridge is somewhat misleading, although it is actually the newest of the Ottoman bridges in Edirne. Still, it is a historical structure. The decision to construct it was made in 1832, during the visit of Sultan Mahmud II in Edirne. He decided that the existing wooden bridge was not a good enough solution.

However, due to financial problems, the construction of the bridge began only ten years later, under the reign of the sultan Abdulmecid I. The construction was completed in 1847. The commemorative inscription, placed on the bridge, was destroyed during the Greek occupation of Edirne in the years 1920-1922.

At present, the New Bridge, supported [by] 12 arches, is famous among Edirne residents as the place to admire the most beautiful sunsets." (Gleaned from Turkish Archaeological News.)

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 23.1 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/1000
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 7354/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-29 10:28
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 1390 kb
GPS: 41.66236729765533, 26.551893447653363

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