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Castle (Turkish) bridge, Kamianets-Podilskyi town

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Khmelnytskyi reg.Civil, economic and socialXI-XV
Map of Castle (Turkish) bridge, Kamianets-Podilskyi town
Castle (Turkish) bridge, Kamianets-Podilskyi town
Album of Castle (Turkish) bridge, Kamianets-Podilskyi town


The bridge is an ancient communication between the Old Town and castle. The bridge length is 88 m; base width of about 9 m, upper - 6,5 m; height - 27 m. The construction of stone, multi-span. 

Erected no later than the XI century. In the early XV century, on the his castle tip was built a large, round in term tower. The number of spans during this period was equal to eight. In 1687, during the siege of the city by the Turks, the bridge was coated on both sides of the masonry, the gap between him and the tower has been laid, the tip of the bridge from the city and transformed it from the side gate of the city built defensive walls. Since 1841 and throughout the XIX century. repeatedly occurs facing collapse of the bridge. During this period, the bridge was named Turkish. 

In 1876, the tower of the bridge was dismantled and soon rebuilt its upper part.

This is an integral part of the ensemble of castles and fortifications of the city till nowadays - is a masterpiece of construction and engineering and fortification art of the Middle Ages.
Dmytro Chernenko
21.06.2010

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