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    Devil's Bridge

    • Akhryansko, Bulgaria
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      Devil's Bridge is in Ardino Kardzhali Province and is a monument of the Eastern Rhodopes. The facility was built in the 16th century on the site of an ancient Roman bridge on the road that connected Gornofrakiyskuyu lowland and Aegean Sea. 

      According to local legend, during the Turkish yoke one notable Bulgarian Turks fell in love with her and wanted to take her to his harem. However, she did not want to and decided to flee to the mountains. Darting across the bridge, she realized that the pursuit overtakes her, and to stay on middle, was ready to jump into the water. But Turkish riders stepped onto the bridge, saw the reflection of the devil in the water. That stopped them, and they stopped the chase. The girl was rescued safely, and the bridge became known as "Devil."

      Construction of length 56 meters and a width of 3.5 meters found a protected cultural monument, and is not currently being used. Near the place is arranged with a fireplace and a shed for leisure visitors. With Ardino to the bridge is a dirt road.

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