Drina Köprüsü

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General view of Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge on Drina River. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. The Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, also known as Višegrad Bridge, Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Köprüsü, Drina Bridge, was secondly a major structure in terms of planning and control of the inner Balkans by the Ottoman Empire from Istanbul. It thus forms a highlight of the route linking the plains of the Danube to Sarajevo and the Adriatic coast, particularly to the free port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik).
View of Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge on Drina River. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. The Drina Bridge of Višegrad across the Drina River in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina was built at the end of the 16th century by the court architect Mimar Koca Sinan on the orders of Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolovic. The unique elegance of proportion and monumental nobility of the whole site bear witness to the greatness of this style of architecture.
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge on Drina River. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. Drina Bridge is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It represents a major stage in the history of civil engineering and bridge architecture, erected by one of the most celebrated builders of the Ottoman Empire. The 179.5 meter long bridge is a representative masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, one of the greatest architects and engineers of the classical Ottoman period...
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. Višegrad Bridge is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The great court architect and engineer Koca Mimar Sinan, who was the head of the team of architects of the Empire, 
was called on to design and construct the bridge. It numbers 11 masonry arches, with spans of 11 to 15 metres, and an access ramp at right angles with four arches on the left bank of the river.
Inscription kiosk. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. Mehmed Paša Sokolovic Bridge is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
Construction of the bridge took place between 1571 and 1577.
Inscription kiosk of Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge. Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2011 July 20. Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Köprüsü is a historic bridge in Višegrad, over the Drina River in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was completed in 1577 by the Ottoman court architect Mimar Sinan on the order of the Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolovic.