Cendere Köprüsü
Kâhta, Türkiye
The Cendere Bridge is a Roman vaulted arch bridge built during the latter first or early second century CE by the Flavian Sixteenth Legion (legio XVI Flavia firma). It carries a Roman road over a mountain stream called Cendere Su just before it reaches the larger Kahta Cay. There are inscriptions honoring Roman emperor Septimius Severus (r. 193-211 CE) on the columns. 

Three of four of the original pillars that marked the ends of the bridge remain standing. The arch spans 34.2 meters and is semicircular with a slight point at its apex.


"Cendere Bridge." Structurae.net. Accessed 9 January 2019,

Sinclair, T. A. Eastern Turkey: An Architectural and Archaeological Survey, vol. 4, p. 58. 4 vols. London: The Pindar Press, 1989.

Kâhta, Türkiye
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1st or 2nd century CE
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Cendere Bridge
Severan Bridge
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