The Tabak Bridge

Neighbourhood Brekoc – Local Community no. 6, St. Gjon Nikollë Kazazi

The Tabak Bridge

The Tabak (Tannery) Bridge is located over the Erenik River in the south of Gjakova. The bridge connects Gjakova with the southern Albanian villages and cities such as: Bajram Curri, Shkodra and Kukësi. It was built in 17th century by wealthy Tannery families. The Tabak (Tannery) Bridge, 127 meters long and 4.03 meters wide, ranks among 10 largest bridges of medieval times in territories inhabited by Albanians. The bridge was made on 7 arch barrels and semicircular arches with spans of 14-16 meters wide. After the conservation project was implemented the bridge was set for pedestrians only. It's built by ashlar stones and decorated with carved ornaments. It had been transformed during the wars, however at a later phase, conservation work was carried out and the bridge was restored to its original condition.

Period: Ottoman

Century: XVIII

Permanent protection, Date of Protection: 02-570/1- 12.12.1962

Source: https://dtk.rks-gov.net/tkk_objekti_en.aspx?id=2810

Categories: Trashëgimia

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