Cendere Bridge In the early years of the third century, following the defeat of the Parthians by Septimius Severus and the addition of Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire, the Cendere Bridge was constructed. This new addition rendered the old Upper Euphrates line of defense obsolete, resulting in a reorganization of the area. In 203/204 CE, soldiers from the Sixteenth Legion Flavia Firma built the Cendere Bridge by bridging the Chabinas River, now known as the Cendere River. The bridge, which is 118 meters long, connects the road to Mount Nemrut and was financed by "the four towns of Commagene". On both sides of the bridge were two pillars, each with a statue. One set of statues represented the emperor, his wife Julia Domna, and their son Caracalla. However, after the assassination of Geta in 211 AD, his name was removed from inscriptions, and his statues were taken down. The Cendere River flows through the Keban Dam and merges with the Euphrates River near Adiyaman.