Bes Kopru

Bes Kopru, Sapanca: Address, Bes Kopru Reviews: 4/5


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Laz1945
Kocaeli Province, Turkey18 contributions
The old Roma Bridge
Dec 2018 • Friends
The old roman bridge over Sakarya river was constructed 15 centuries ago by the Roman emperor, Justinianus and is currently under renovation and shortly will be in use again which is 365mtrs long and has a width of 9.85mtrs.This bridge was originally constructed to connect the 2 sides of Sakarya River, but as the river bed was diverted some 40 years ago, it now serves over a small stream.
The total cost of renovation will be around 29 million TL which is about 5.5 million USDs.
Written December 16, 2018
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Perry Grinate
Ashby de la Zouch, UK713 contributions
Unmissable.....but you will need a car or taxi to get there
Apr 2018
Built in the 6th century to enable the Roman army to get at troublesome tribes in the east of the empire, this splendid 400metre long bridge has not yet attracted the restoration attention it clearly deserves. Indeed one span has been seriously altered to allow a railway line to pass underneath. The once mighty river is now reduced to little more than a stream and it is possible to get excellent views of the structure from ground level as well as from the bridge itself. If you don't have a car, I suggest taking a taxi, which will take you through an enclave of Syrian refugees en route. I paid 50TL for a return trip from Adapazari with 15mins waiting time at the bridge.
Written April 18, 2018
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oytun m
Istanbul, Turkey52 contributions
great piece of Roman period
Jan 2018 • Couples
bridge takes you to the Glorious Roman Empire period. 430m long seems never ending when its cold out there😊worth to see when you visit sapanca
Written January 27, 2018
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Serdar U
Istanbul, Turkey942 contributions
Serdar
Jan 2018 • Couples
More than 15 hundred years before constructed bridge at anatolia by the Roman empire standing still at whole. It is very beatiful and powerfull pasing river bad. I was making cross run through wild hill till to the historical bridge at list 10 k and return back to home at list 4 times a week in a whole years. It was make be happy running at nature for training. Visiting bridge flashback me to the highschool years 19 75-78
Written January 9, 2018
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Faruk II
Ankara, Turkey76 contributions
An emperor with a great vision.
Nov 2015 • Friends
It is an ordinary 15 hundred year old bridge if you don't care the historical importance. Please read the main purpose of building it before visiting. I recommend;
1-Share half an hour if you are visiting Sakarya or Sapanca,
2-Find the location on GPS first, since the the Turkish name BESKOPRU is the name of the region too.
3- Do take your camera with you.
Written November 26, 2015
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Gokhan Taşdeviren
Sakarya Province, Turkey166 contributions
Beş Köprü (Five Arches Bridge) - Justinianos Bridge
Nov 2014 • Solo
The bridge is located on Silk Road. It is very close to Sakarya cross road of D-100 motorway and also highway. The bridge is completed A.D. 550-562 and latest period of East Roman Empire called in Bitinia area. It takes its name from Emperor Justinianos (527-565). The area was always in danger of flood because of Sakarya river always changed riverbed since 1960s. The old man in Sakarya city still remember the area is always under flood and people can not travel easily in the past. Probably Emperor Justinianos built the bridge both for trade and military purpose because the bridge is on the way of Istanbul from Aegean area and Anatolia.

Some experts support the idea of the bridge built for Antique Channel project. This channel would by-pass Bosphorus because it would satarted from Sakarya river through Sapanca lake and Kocaeli bay. By means of this channel there would not be any need for Bosphorus to reach at Marmara sea from Aegean sea.

Today the bridge is not on Sakarya riverbed because after rehabilitates on Sakarya riverbed, the river is 3 km far away from the bridge now.

There is nothing attract toattention in the area unless you are a sick of history, architect and bridges. However there are a lake, river and a seaside (Blacksea) in green Sakarya city and when you visit the city it is better you spare some time to visit the bridge.
Written November 15, 2014
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junior1907
Istanbul, Turkey188,383 contributions
Waste of time
Aug 2014 • Business
Beşköprü known by the locals is also called as Justinianos Bridge or Sakarya Bridge.This Bridge is about 430 meters long and constructed over the Sakarya River.This Bridge had been constructed 4 times since 561 and a few times it is renovated and with the latest renovation it has been named as Beş Köprü (5 Bridge).By the years and weather conditions
The Bridge and its extensions (walls) had been partly damaged.For this reason,while planning yr visit to this historical place,do not expect to see more about it.
Written August 10, 2014
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