Otten’s Mill Bridge or the Bridge of Siim

Otten’s Mill Bridge or the Bridge of Siim

KULLERKUPU, Valgesoo küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond

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Otten's Mill Bridge is known as the setting for the feature film The Last Relic. This is where Siim blocks the path of his chasers on the bridge and one of the chasers' horses falls into the river.

The mill bridge, which also worked as a mill dam, was built by Jaan Otten, the owner of the mill, in 1916, following the example of the Tartu Stone Bridge. The water channel with a bridge built of quarrystone has only partially survived. The dam of the watermill is built of quarrystone and it has two large concrete arches that could be closed with gates.

Otten's Mill Bridge is the border of the Ahja River Primeval Valley Nature Protection Area. The bridge is also entered in the state register of cultural monuments.

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24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

When coming from Tartu, drive along the Tartu–Räpina–Värska highway for about 32 kilometres. After driving through the small town of Ahja, turn slightly right onto Kärsa–Eoste road. Drive straight for about 9 kilometres and then, turn right onto Otteni tee and drive straight for 1.5 kilometres. The destination is on the right.

  • Signposted
  • By car
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