Üç Kemer Bridge

Bergama / İzmir

Üç Kemer Bridge

The inscription of this bridge, which is located on Bergama (Selinus) Stream passing through the city in Bergama district of İzmir province, has not survived to the present day. Based on the building style, it is thought to have been built in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD during the Roman period. The bridge is made of cut stone with three round eyes. The arch stones of the bridge and the stones in the bastion were made of smooth cut stone, and between the arches with rubble stone. The bridge was built on two pillars, with three round arches, with three eyes. As a plan, it is included in the vertical bridge plan group. The middle one of the bridge eyes is larger than the others. The great arch is 10 meters high from the riverbed to the arch keystone, and the arch width is 9.60 m. The bridge's bastion is 4.50 m wide and 56.40 m long. The original railings of the bridge have not survived. It was largely moved away from its feature with the repairs made at different times.


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