Stone Bridge in Skopje

The monumental Stone Bridge on Vardar River, connects the old and new part of Skopje city.

According to Turkish sources, the bridge was built in the second half of the fifteenth century, during the rule of Sultan Mehmed II.

However, there is another belief that the bridge is older, built in the first half of the fifteenth century during the rule of Sultan Murat II (1421-1455).

The Stone Bridge in Skopje Macedonia is one of the greatest monuments of its kind. Built from well-formed stone blocks, while its massive construction relies on power poles interconnected with semicircular arches.

It had suffered major alterations: during the time of Suleiman the magnificent 1596-7, in the devastating floods in Skopje, in 1905 when the concrete paths were built, when the bridge was extended in 1937 and when it was built by the new approach of the city.

We might say, that only the Stone Bridge didn’t suffer any damage from the earthquake in Skopje in 1963.

Although it has been repaired several times, The Stone Bridge, basically, preserved its original appearance.


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