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Old bridge on Tigris River

Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Diyarbakir
Type: Bridges
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Duhok, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I stopped here to have a rest; it is really nice place with very historical bridge. Tigers River at that time should be a miracle and this give you an evident how great people of this land were. Some musician were playing irregular music there, it was really annoying. But they build a lot of apartment just above this bridge... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This bridge has historic meaning to me not only because of its age and beauty, but because it is located nearby the area of the river where my grandmothers and ancestors used to do their wash before the Armenian Genocide of 1915. You can access it by car from the Mardin Gate, and it's worth the short detour to see... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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174 reviews 174 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

For centuries , Dicle Köprüsü, locally known as On Gözlü Köprü, built in 1065 by Marwanid dynasty, served as the only passage to the other side of Tigris River, for City of Diyarbakır Although, according to some sources there was a bridge at the site built in Roman times (600-700 AD) and repaired later, the existing bridge has a medival... More

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Istanbul-Turkey
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334 reviews 334 reviews
146 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

This old bridge is called "Tigris Bridge" and more commonly amoung the locals "10 Holed Bridge" as there are 10 arcs on it. It dates back to 11th century. The bridge is quite impressive in terms of its grandeur, especially when one thinks it's almost 1000 years old. It's a nice spot to take photos. Other than that, it does... More

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