The foundations of the Meriç Bridge were laid in 1833 during the reign of Mahmut II and it has continued to exist until today. The construction phase of the bridge started in 1842 and continued during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid. The construction of the bridge was completed in 1847.
The wooden bridge on the Meriç river was damaged due to floods and a new bridge had to be built. The bridge is 263 meters long and 7 meters wide.
On the arches of the bridge, an 8-pointed star, a 12-animal calendar and a Seljuk breeze can be seen.
One of the most striking aspects of the Meriç Bridge, in particular, is that it has many artistic figures on it. This bridge, which must be seen by people who come to Edirne, makes the best contribution to re-experiencing the old historical atmosphere.