Cilandiras Bridge

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Cilandiras Bridge
Lydian Cilandiras Bridge Karahalli Usak Province Turkey.jpg
Cilandiras Bridge
Coordinates 38°24′28″N 29°29′05″E / 38.40778°N 29.48472°E / 38.40778; 29.48472
Crosses Banaz Creek
Official name Cilandiras Köprüsü
Material Stone
Total length 24 m (79 ft)
Width 1.75 m (5.7 ft)
Height 17 m (56 ft)
No. of spans 1
Construction end Phrygian
Daily traffic Pedestrian
Cilandiras is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey

Cilandiras Bridge (Turkish: Cilandiras Köprüsü) is an ancient bridge in Turkey.

The bridge is around Alfaklar village [1] and to the north of Karahallı ilçe (district) of Uşak Province at 38°24′28″N 29°29′05″E / 38.40778°N 29.48472°E / 38.40778; 29.48472. It is over Banaz Creek which is a tributary of Büyük Menderes River.

According to Uşak municipality, the one arch bridge was constructed during the Phrygian era of Anatolia. Its length is 24 metres (79 ft) and width is 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in). Its height over the river is 17 metres (56 ft). Both sides of the bridge superimpose on rock. During a maintenance, a cement portion had been added to the original structure. [2] Currently there is a small hydroelectric plant next to the bridge. The area around the bridge and the small waterfall of the plant is a popular picnic site.