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Devil's Bridge description and photos - Bulgaria: Kardzhali. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Devil's Bridge is one of the sights of the Northern Rhodope, located in the Kardzhal region, about 10 kilometers west of Ardino, in a small gorge. Currently, the bridge is not used for its intended purpose.
The bridge was erected in the period from 1515 to 1518, in its place was formerly an ancient Roman bridge connecting the Gorno-Thracian lowland and the Aegean coast through the Makaza pass. The builder was the master Dimitar from Nedelino (in the 16th century it was still a village, now it is a city).
The height of the structure is 420 meters; steep slopes cover the bridge on both sides. The bridge is almost 60 meters long and 3.5 meters wide. The three-vaulted bridge is equipped with semicircular openings on the sides for water outflow. The central vault reaches a height of 12 meters, along the edges of the vault, twelve-centimeter stone railings have survived to this day
Since 1984, the Devil's Bridge has been elevated to the status of a cultural monument. You can get here on foot or by car along a dirt road from Ardino. Not far from the tourist attraction, there are recreation areas with a fireplace and a canopy - here you can have a small picnic or just take a break after a long journey.
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