Şahruh Bridge

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Şahruh Bridge

Şahruh Bridge is a historical bridge in Turkey

The bridge is in Karaözü village of Sarıoğlan ilçe (district) in Kayseri Province. It is at 39°11′43″N 35°56′05″E / 39.19528°N 35.93472°E / 39.19528; 35.93472

There is no inscription about the construction of the bridge. But according to an inscription about the restoration of the bridge in 1538, the bridge was commissioned by Şahruh of Dulkadirids and it was restored by his son Mehmet. Şahruh was the son of Bozkurt of Dulkadir. During a family strife Şahruh was punished by his uncle Shah Budak in 1480s. Thus the bridge must be built before 1480. [1]

The arch bridge is over Kızılırmak River (Halys of the antiquity) Its length is 161 metres (528 ft) and its width is 6.2 metres (20 ft). The highest point of the bridge is 11 metres (36 ft)[2] The bridge is still in use.

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