Bosnians mark anniversary of Mostar Bridge destruction
BELGRADE: Despite the political division, economic problems or corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the destruction of Old Bridge in Mostar revives heartbreaking memories every year at the beginning of November.
Mostar Bridge, or the Old Bridge, is the gem of both the Balkans and Bosnia and Herzegovina --etched on the hearts of its locals and visitors with its stunning historical appearance and the Neretva river which lays underneath.
25 years ago on Nov. 9, at
10.16 a.m., the Old Bridge came under heavy fire by the Croat forces.
Since its was reconstructed in 2004, every year Bosnia and Herzegovina marks the anniversary of its destruction.
Apart from being a tourist attraction, the bridge significantly mirrors the history of the region. In fact, Mostar city is mostly known for its iconic Old Bridge that connects the east and west of the city, constructed alongside the Neretva River.
The Old Bridge was built between 1557 and 1566 after the citizens of Mostar requested the Ottoman Empire's Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.