Bridge in Shkodër
Mesi Bridge is an Ottoman bridge the spans the Khir River in the village of Mes, approximately 5 km north-east of Shkodër in north-west Albania. The Mes Bridge is the highest river crossing in Ottoman Albania and is 108 meters long and 3-4 meters wide, and has 13 stone arches.
It was built by the local Ottoman pasha Kara Mahmud Bushati in the 18th century, around 1770 at the point the river was crossed on the trade route between Shkodra and Pristina, Kosovo.
The surroundings are idyllic with the backrop being the hills of the Maranai Nature Park, and with evergreen vegetation on the banks.
Other names of Mes Bridge
The Mes Bridge has the following names: Mesi Bridge, Ura e Mesit (Bridge in the Middle).
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