Culture

Bridges



Tërzi's Bridge from XVIII century

The bridge with 11 arches in a semicircle shape, built with stone, in 1730 by Esnaf of Terzi from Gjakova over Erenik river linking Gjakova with Prizren. It is 192.8 m long and 5,1 m wide. 

In the decision for its protection it is stated that it holds historical, sociological, artistic and urban values. 
It is under protection by law since 1962.


Tabaks’ Bridge from XVIII century

Tabaks’ Bridge over Erenik river, built by Esnaf of Tabaks of Gjakova in 1790, linked Gjakova with Shkodra.

It is 127 m long and it has 14 architraves with discharging windows. Many landscapes are carved in it. In one of the architraves of the bridge there is carved a palm with fingers, a small rosette with a sphere in the middle and with a ray in the middle, with a figure in a shape of scissors, a working tool of the craftsman that built the bridge. 

In the decision for its protection it is stated that it holds historical, sociological, artistic and urban values.
It is under protection by law since 1962.


Taliqi’s Bridge from XVIII century

It is constructed over the river Krena and it connects the oldest part of Gjakova city that laid in its right side with the newest part in the left side of Krena. It is 21.50 m long and 4.05 m wide and 5 m high. It has two big arches and two pillars. It had wooden construction in a length of 7 meters.

In the decision for its protection it is stated that it holds historical, sociological, artistic and urban values. 
It is under protection by law since 1962.


The Sacred Bridge from XVIII century

Stone bridge with a semi-circled arch over Drini i Bardhë river on the road Gjakovë-Prizren. It was totally destroyed during the World War I. In 1942 it was reconstructed by SIMONSEN of Italy. It is 37 m long, 7 m wide and 18.50 m high. The damages that it suffered during the war in 1999 were fixed by Italian KFOR. North of it there is a very beautiful canyon.

The annual bridge jumping/diving takes place in this bridge.
The bridge together with the Drini i Bardhë canyon is under protection by law since 1986.

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