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Cendere Bridge

Septimus Severus Bridge crossing the Kahta River in Turkey.
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General Information

Other name(s): Chabinas Bridge
Beginning of works: 2nd century
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Masonry bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Kâhta, Adıyaman, Turkey
  • Cendere (Chabinas)

Technical Information


length 120 m
arch span 35 m


arch stone


Built by the "legio XVI Flavia firma" (XVIth Roman Legion) stationed at Samosata (Samsat), replacing a bridge built under Vespasian (69-79 AD).

The three (originally four) columns erected on both ends of the bridge bear inscriptions in honor of the emperor Septimus Severus (193-211) and his wife Julia Domna as well as their two sons Geta and Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus. The latter eventually reigned as Caracalla (211-217), had his brother killed and erased him from history (which included the column dedicated to him at this bridge).


Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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