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Kasabashi Bridge

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The Kasabashi bridge is a cultural monument with rare architectural value. Built in the year 1640 by the main architect of the Ottoman Empire, Reis Mimar Kasëm (Architect Kasëmi) whose origin was from the village of Grëmshi in the surrounding area of Mt. Tomorr. Kasabashi is made of stone that was characteristic of that period. The bridge is 25 meters long, 3 meters wide and has three arches. While the large arch has a diameter of 12 meters, the two other arches are smaller. During Turkish rule the bridge made communication easier with the neighboring provinces of Korça and Berat. Kasabashi bridge maintains the status of a first class cultural monument.