Suada and Olga bridge

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Coordinates: 43°51′11.92″N 18°24′23.86″E / 43.8533111°N 18.4066278°E / 43.8533111; 18.4066278

Suada and Olga bridge

Suada and Olga bridge (old name "Vrbanja bridge") is a bridge across the River Miljacka in Sarajevo.

It is named after Suada Dilberović and Olga Sučić, the first victims shot at the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo.[1] In 19 May 1993 the couple Admira Ismić and Boško Brkić, a Bosniak and a Bosnian Serb, were also shot while trying to cross the bridge, which was the subject of the 1994 documentary Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo. In 1995 it was the site of a clash between UNPROFOR French soldiers and Army of Republika Srpska.[2]

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  1. ^ Schmidt, Bettina (2001) Anthropology of Violence and Conflict. Routledge, p. 221. ISBN 0415229057
  2. ^ French humiliation sparks battle of Vrbanja bridge The Independent, 28 May 1995

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