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“A Tribute To Roman Engineering”
Review of Severan Bridge

Severan Bridge
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Adiyaman
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A Tribute To Roman Engineering”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

When the Romans were confronted with the River Euphrates they were hardly going to give up and Emperor Septus Severus ordered a bridge to be built across. The bridge was still in use until ten years ago and is still structurally sound. Not bad for a 2,000 year old bridge.
A stone at the centre of the bridge has the original dedication to Septus Severus.
Worth a few photos en route to Nemrut.

Visited July 2013
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“Worthwile a visit”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

If you have a chance on your way to/from Mt. Nemrut, it's definitely worthwile to see this 2.000 years old bridge - in an amazingly good condition. I wonder which bridges of "our" time will last that long...

Visited July 2013
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“Ancient Bridge”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We stopped here on our way to Mt Nemrut. The bridge was impressive given how old it was. There were columns on each end of the bridge, each representing a member of the royal family at the time. One column is believed to be missing. Our guide explained that one of the king's sons killed his brother, and so the column representing the killer was torn down. Arches lined the bottom of the bridge, making it aesthetically pleasing. The water under the bridge was murky. I would still stop here if I was on my way to Mt Nemrut. It's impressive how the people at the time managed to build such a bridge.

Visited May 2013
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