Edirne Taş Köprüleri

TitleEdirne Taş Köprüleri
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBayatlı A
Academic DepartmentTrakya University, Sanat Tarihi
UniversityTrakya University
Thesis TypeMaster Thesis
Keywordsarchitecture, bridges, Edirne, Sinan, stone

After conquered byOttomans, leaving all wars and chaos behind Edirnewasreigned in peace which would proceed for centuries. After the recovery from the results of the long war period, the city was chosen capital of Ottoman Empire by Sultan I.MuradKhan, who liked the view, air, water of Edirne. The role Edirne took during the conquest of İstanbul made a great contribution to the fame of Edirne as a border city.With the reign of Ottoman Empire, Edirne became a crucial starting point of military expeditions to Europe.It is obvious that being surrounded by rivers made it obligatory to be the city of bridges as it became the starting point for military expeditions.After the conquest of the city, Ottomans started to make their own bridges besides restoring the old ones.Besides having the natural aim of exceeding canals, rivers or streams these bridges are also designed as a necklace.As a result of overflows, changing in the riverbeds some extensions were built to the old bridges.Sarayiçi (Saray-ı Cedid) was considered to be of great importance thus ıts surrounding was embroidered with bridges. In this study, we have aimed to explain the existing bridges, most of which are in use, both historically and architecturally.The bridges in the study are as follows; Gazi Mihal–Taş–Hamidiye Bridge, Yıldırım Bridge, Şehâbeddin Paşa–Saraçhane Bridge and its extension, Fatih–Has Bahçe–Cephanelik–Bönce–Süvari Bridge, Sultan II. Bayezîd–Yeni İmaret Bridge and its connection, Kanunî–SarayBridge, Yalnızgöz–Tekgöz Bridge, Seferşâh Bridge (Mustafa Paşa Barrier), Ekmekçizâde (Ekmekçioğlu) Ahmed Paşa–Eski–Tunca Bridge, Sultan Mecid–Mecidiye–Yeni–Meriç Bridge, Kazan Bridge, Kanatlı Bridge and Taş Bridge.