Cilandiras Bridge

Cilandiras Bridge (Turkish: Cilandiras Köprüsü) is an ancient bridge in Turkey.

Cilandiras Bridge
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Cilandiras Bridge
Coordinates38°24′28″N 29°29′05″E / 38.40778°N 29.48472°E / 38.40778; 29.48472
CrossesBanaz Creek
Official nameCilandiras Köprüsü
Total length24 m (79 ft)
Width1.75 m (5.7 ft)
Height17 m (56 ft)
No. of spans1
Construction endPhrygian
Daily trafficPedestrian

The bridge is around Alfaklar village [1] and to the north of Karahallı ilçe (district) of Uşak Province at 38°24′28″N 29°29′05″E / 38.40778°N 29.48472°E / 38.40778; 29.48472. It is over Banaz Creek which is a tributary of Büyük Menderes River.

According to Uşak municipality, the one arch bridge was constructed during the Phrygian era of Anatolia. Its length is 24 metres (79 ft) and width is 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in). Its height over the river is 17 metres (56 ft). Both sides of the bridge superimpose on rock. During a maintenance, a cement portion had been added to the original structure.[2] Currently there is a small hydroelectric plant next to the bridge. The area around the bridge and the small waterfall of the plant is a popular picnic site.