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Suada and Olga bridge

Coordinates: 43°51′11.9″N 18°24′23.4″E / 43.853306°N 18.406500°E / 43.853306; 18.406500
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Suada and Olga Bridge
Coordinates43°51′11.9″N 18°24′23.4″E / 43.853306°N 18.406500°E / 43.853306; 18.406500
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles
LocaleSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Total length42 m (138 ft)
Width32 m (105 ft)

Suada and Olga Bridge (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Most Suade i Olge / Мост Суаде и Олге), also known by its old name Vrbanja Bridge (Vrbanja most / Врбања мост) is a bridge across the Miljacka river in Sarajevo.


The oldest name of this bridge is Ćirišhana bridge, named after Turkish word for glue factory, which was located near the bridge on right side of the river.[1] During Yugoslavian-era, name of the bridge was "Vrbanja bridge", and on 6 April 1996 it was renamed first to "Suada Dilberović bridge", after which on 3 December 1999 it was renamed to today's name "Suada and Olga bridge".[2] It is named after Suada Dilberović and Olga Sučić, the first victims shot by Bosnian Serb's Democratic Party militia at the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo, while a group of civilians was peacefully demonstrating.[3]


On 19 May 1993, the couple Admira Ismić and Boško Brkić, a Bosniak and a Bosnian Serb, were also shot while trying to cross the bridge, which was the subject of the 1994 documentary Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo, inspired by a piece of Kurt Schork. In 1995 it was the site of the battle of Vrbanja Bridge between French Troupes de Marine of the United Nations Protection Force and militiamen from the Army of Republika Srpska.[4]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "Most Suade i Olge". Sarajevo.travel. Archived from the original on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Historija.ba - "Most Suade Dilberović" dobio novo ime". www.historija.ba. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ Schmidt, Bettina (2001) Anthropology of Violence and Conflict. Routledge, p. 221. ISBN 0415229057
  4. ^ French humiliation sparks battle of Vrbanja bridge Archived 2020-11-21 at the Wayback Machine The Independent, 28 May 1995

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