Severan Bridge


Carole Raddato
published on 14 March 2018
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The Severan Bridge (also known as Cendere Bridge) is a Roman bridge located near the ancient city of Arsameia (today Eskikale), 55 km (34 miles) north east of Adıyaman in southeastern Turkey. It spans the Cendere Çayı river, which was known as Chabines in antiquity. Built by the Sixteenth Roman legion stationed at Samosata (Samsat) in the last years of the 2nd century CE, it replaced an earlier bridge probably built under Roman emperor Vespasian (r. 69-79 CE). It is one of the best-preserved Roman stone bridges in Turkey.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, Carole. "Severan Bridge." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018.

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Raddato, Carole. "Severan Bridge." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 30 Sep 2020.

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