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Irgandi Bazaar Bridge

Bursa, Turkey

This Ottoman bridge is a rare covered bridge with shops, and considers itself the only bazaar bridge in the world. 

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This bridge was commissioned by a merchant in 1442 known as Müslihiddin.

Müslihiddin was a wealthy silk merchant who often traded with Italy, where the similar covered bridge Ponte Vecchio is located in Florence. Despite damage from an earthquake in 1854 and the Turkish War of Independence, it still fulfills its original role in the city’s commerce today.

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The bridge is located in Bursa's historic centre between Gokdere Blv. and Selçuk Hatun Sk.

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