Cendere Bridge (Severan or Chabinas Bridge)
It spans the Cendere Creek (Cendere Çayı) (also known as the Chabinas Creek). The bridge was built during the reign of Roman Emperor Septimus Severus by the general of the 16th Roman Legion in Samosata, the capital of Commagene, in 198-200 CE.
The bridge is 120 meters long and 7 meters wide and has an enormous arch width of 32.20 meters. The bridge, which is framed by railings on both sides, exhibits a ramped structure that rises towards the middle. In addition to the main arch in the centre, there is another small arch for drainage under the south ramp.
Today there are a total of 3 columns at the entrances of the bridge. In fact, when the bridge was first built, there were each two columns on each side of the bridge. Two of these Corinthian columns were built in honour of the Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and his wife Julia Domna. The other two columns were established at the northern entrance in honour of Caracalla and Geta, the sons of Septimius Severus.
The “inscription of the four cities of Commagene” on the column on the south side of the bridge indicates to the cities of Samosata, Doliche, Perrhe and Germanikeia, which provided the necessary money for the construction of the bridge.
The bridge, which has stood for 1800 years, was closed to vehicle crossings after renovations in 1997.
The Cendere bridge is the best preserved and most robust among the Roman bridges in our country.
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This is where the Sofraz Creek (Sofraz Çayı) arises, about 10 kilometres south of Ancient Besni. The beautiful area of streams, trees and steep cliffs is frequently visited by those looking for cooling.
Yeni Castle (Yeni Kale) is located in the Kocahisar Village of the Kahta District in Adıyaman. The present form of the castle, which dates back to the Hittites, was made during the Mamluks period. The castle was also used during the Ottoman period. It is known that the castle was conquered by the Urartu, Part, Commagene, Romans, Sassanid and Arabs.
There are numerous inscriptions on the entrance gate of the castle, on the mosque, in the eastern bastion and at the entrance gate of the castle. The inscription on the entrance door of the castle mentions the names of Memluk Sultan Al-Mansur Qalawun, while the inscription in the mosque mentions Sultan Al-Ashraf Salah ad-Din Khalil ibn Qalawun, and the inscription at the entrance door of the palace refers to Sultan an-Nasir Muhammad. Inside the castle there is a mosque, a prison and a dungeon, a tower with pigeonry, cisterns, a hammam and a secret waterway flowing to the Kahta River (Nymphaios).
The Selçuklu Bridge (Selçuklu Köprüsü) (is located on the Ancient Nymphaios (Kahta River) within the boundaries of the Old Kahta (Kocahisar) Village, south of Yenikale. It is a pointed arched structure built of cut stone. There is no inscription on the bridge. Considering the architectural structure of the bridge, and as it is popularly referred to as the Selçuklu Bridge, it is thought that it was built during the Seljuk Period.