Stari Most (Old Bridge) Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

During the Croat-Bosniak Conflict (1991-93) this bridge was completly destroyed.

After the end of the war, the bridge was reconstructed as a symbol of peace and ethnic harmony. It was rebuild with the same materials and original techniques.

Stari Most (The Old Bridge) is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until the bridge was destroyed on November 9, 1993 during the Bosnian War. Slobodan Praljak, the commander of the Croatian Defence Council, is currently on trial at the ICTY for ordering the destruction of the bridge, among other charges. Consequently, a project was set in motion to rebuild it, and the new bridge opened on July 23, 2004.

 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Taken on May 14, 2010