Kesik Köprü
Sivas, Turkey
The Kesik Köprü (Bent Bridge) lies to the south of the old city of Sivas, Turkey, where it spans the Kızılırmak. It once carried the road from Sivas to Keyseri. Originally a medieval construction, it was reconstructed during the Ottoman Period and then again in the ninteenth century, from which time nearly all of the current structure dates. 

The bridge consists of two sections (hence the name "bent"), linked by a patch of road over a spit of dry land. One section of the bridge has seventeen arches and the other has two.

Sources:

Sinclair, T. A. Eastern Turkey: An Architectural and Archaeological Survey, 360-361. 4 vols. London: The Pindar Press, 1989.

Location
Sivas, Turkey
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Events
restored in 19th c.
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Kesik Köprü
Original
Kesikköprü
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Building Usages
bridge
transportation