The Tanner’s Bridge
The Tanner's Bridge is an 18th century Ottoman period stone footbridge built by the tanner’s craft which had a special position in social and economic life of Tirana in this period of time.
The bridge was once part of the Shëngjergj Road that linked Tirana with the eastern highlands.
The bridge went across the Lana stream and was adjacent to the area of butchers and leather workers. It testifies the ancient traditions of our country in the field of building and the hard work in this field.
The Tanner's Bridge is distinguished for its harmonious architecture and for the proportional distribution of its elements.
The Tanners' Bridge is composed by a main arch and has a height of about 7 meter and a half.
This arch has the light span of 8 meters and is built with two ranks of side way arches which are 1 meter thick. The height from the water was 3.5 meters. The pavement of the bridge with 2.5 meters in width constructed with river stones and placed without any apparent order. In the two sides of the main arch, there are two arches in the shape of circular segments with a small space.
In the 90s the bridge was restored to its former glory and is now used only by pedestrians.
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