The city was the most heavily bombed of any Bosnian city during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina following the breakup of Yugoslavia. The Old Bridge, a symbol of Mostar was utterly destroyed in 1993. This beautiful historic Ottoman-style bridge, which spanned the Neretva river in what is considered the historic center of the city. Through combined efforts with the international community, rebuilding of The Old Bridge was completed in 2004, using some of its original pieces recovered from the Neretva river. The city is now a lively and beautiful destination once again, particularly the area within and around the old town.