The rivers Maritsa (Meriç), Arda and Tundzha, which come from the highest mountains in the Balkans come together near Edirne and having welcomed a little further the waters of the river Ergene flow into the Aegean Sea.
These rivers and the bridges over them have great significance for the history, economics and culture of Edirne. Together with other important constructions, the bridges add to the identity of the Osman capital.
Out of all these bridges, the following ones are built over the river Tundzha: In XV century Fatih bridge with three arcs, the Sultan Beyazit II bridge, built in 1488 by Mimar Hayrettin together with the palace complex of Beyazit II, the Gazimihal bridge with 16 arcs,
The Bridge of Justice with four arcs, built by Mimar Sinan (Palace Bridge), another work of Mimar Sinan – Yalnızgöz Bridge, the ten-arc bridge Şahabettin Paşa (Saraçhane), built in 1451 under the orders of the famous vezir Hadam Shahabettin Pasha and the
Ekmekçizade Ahmed Paşa Bridge (Tundzha Bridge) built at the beginning of the XVII century by Mimar Mehmet Aga.
The Mecidiye (Meriç) Bridge, built during the reign of Abdülmecit between 1842 – 1847 over the river Maritsa (Meriç) has 12 arcs and is 263 m long.
The Long Bridge (Uzunköprü) was built under the orders of Sultan Murat II between 1427 and 1443. It has 174 arcs and is 1392 m long.