Ovčiji Brod is a bridge spanning Zalomka river, which is located in Bratač village, Nevesinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is another masterpiece of Ottoman bridge building in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The bridge was probably erected in the sixteenth century or even later, but most likely after the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge was built in Višegrad. It's suspected that this bridge was built by no other than the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Hayruddin, who also built the Stari Most in Mostar. The name of the bridge (Sheep Crossing) probably comes from shepherds who used to get their sheep herds across the river by using this bridge.

It is built entirely of stone, it is about three meters wide and its slender appearance, with three arches, irresistibly reminds of the diminished version of the Ćuprija na Drini in Višegrad. Despite its age, and very little restoration, the bridge is well preserved and still used today. The bridge, along with the Kalufi stećak necropolis, was nominated as potential candidates for UNESCO's listing of the World Cultural Heritage.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Tom F (18 months ago)
The most beautyfull remote place in BiH I've seen. Gravel landscape road leads toward the Old roman bridge upon gorgeaus lake. On the way You may notice remains of old pawed with white stones roman road.. stunning!!
Ivor Vlasic (2 years ago)
A nice enduro ride right to the bridge. Beautiful nature. Less tourist better for future generations...
Mihael Crepulja (3 years ago)
Pretty cool bridge from 1883, on a beautiful place worth visiting!
aleksandar lukić (3 years ago)
Our historical heritage that this ruin of state has forsakened :(
Adnan Karadza (4 years ago)
Beautiful witness of Ottoman times
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