Carev Most – The Tsar’s bridge in Nikšić

Carev Most – The Tsar’s bridge in Nikšić

One of the most beautiful bridges of the Balkan Peninsula . It was built with the support of Emperor of Russia Alexander III after whom the bridge was named.It was designed by Josip Slade, at the request of King Nikola. The cornerstone was laid by Bozo Petrovic, President of the State Council on the 23rd of May 1894, and the bridge was opened by King Nikola at the ceremony held on the 20th of October 1894.

The bridge is much wider than the modern river channel this is because of presence of a large backwater pool there in the past, which was drained in the 20th century / Image: via Twitter

Carev Most was built of stone, at a length of 270 meter. It has 18 arches, and it is over 13 meter high in the middle.

The bridge was one of the major construction undertakings, and certainly the peak of a bridge construction in Montenegro, in the late 19th century.


Featured Image: Carev Most monumental historical bridge 1900 / Image: unknown

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