Besleti Bridge

Sukhumi, Georgia

The Besleti Bridge, also known as the Queen Tamar Bridge, is a medieval arched stone bridge at Sukhumi, Georgia’s breakaway republic of Abkhazia. It dates back to the late 12th century. Thirty-five meters in overall length and eight meters high, this single-arch bridge is one of the most illustrative examples of the medieval bridge design popular during the reign of Tamar of Georgia (r. 1184-1213) who is traditionally credited to have commissioned the construction of the Beslet bridge.

In the vicinity of the bridge are the ruins of medieval combat towers, a testimony to strategic importance of the locale.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Georgia

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