Kemera bridge – Karadja dere river

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The old bridge crosses Sarnena river (a tributary to Dospat river known also as Karadja dere) just besides the main road connecting the towns of Dospat and Devin – near the junction to Zmeitza village. The bridge is bi-vaulted and historical data reveal that it was part of the route of the Roman road going through the Rhodopes and linking Philipopolis (nowadays the city of Plovdiv) with Nikopolis-ad-Nestum (close to Garmen village, 7 km east of Gotze Delchev city in Southwestern Bulgaria).

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Besides the bridge a rest spot with shelter and barbeque is built. Just before the bridge Sarnena river spreads wider and forms a small lake, which is a popular as a fishing spot.

 

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