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
This is the original bridge where Sarajevo's "Romeo and Juliet" were killed by sniper fire. A memorial wreath can be seen at the railing. It was later rebuilt and renamed the Suada and Olga bridge in their memory.

Suada and Olga bridge (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Most Suade i Olge / Мост Суаде и Олге), also known as old name Vrbanja bridge (Vrbanja most / Врбања мост) is a bridge across the 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] On 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 the battle of Vrbanja Bridge between French Commandos Marine of the United Nations Protection Force 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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