Aspendos (Turkey)

Seljuk bridge

This famous Seljuk bridge (13th c AD) is 225 m long, 4,5 - 5,7 m wide and was built on some but
not all the foundations of the Roman predecessor. The result was a bridge with a sinuous course.
As can be derived from the level of the abutment, the Roman bridge must have been much higher.
This was necessary because of the Roman harbour of Aspendos, some 5 km to the north along the
river Eurymedon (present Köprü çay). This bridge can easily be found along the main D400 and
the road to Aspendos.