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Khaju bridge-Isfahan

This 17th-century structure is a beautiful testimony to traditional Persian architecture. IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY this centuries-old structure was deemed Isfahan’s finest bridge. During the day, sunlight bathes its tiled facade. After dusk, lights illuminate its arches, filling the caverns with a warm, fiery glow.

Zayandehrud River, starting in the Zagros Mountains, flows nearly 250 miles across the Iranian Plateau before ending in the Gavkhouni swamps. Humans have lived along its banks for thousands of years, with the earliest evidence of their settlements dating back to the sixth millennium. One of these settlements prospered and eventually became Isfahan.

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Khaju bridge-Isfahan

Pole Khaju or Kahju Bridge is the finest bridge in Isfahan. This bridge was built in order of Shah Abbas II, the Persian Safavid King, in 1650. Khaju Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Iran. As well as being a bridge and weir, this bridge functions as a building and a place for public meetings. It is decorated with paintings and tile works. It is a thorough sample of Persian architecture. After 350 years of being constructed, the bridge is still working. It functions as a recreation center aiming at social interactions and cultural exchange.

Besides functioning as a bridge and a weir, it also functions as a building and a place for public meetings. This bridge is decorated with artistic tilework and fabulous paintings. There is a pavilion in the center of the structure that Shah Abbas (King Abbas) has once sat on and admired the view. Although, the only remnant of the king’s chair is a stone seat.

It has 23 arches with a length of 133 meters and a width of 12 meters. The bridge passway is 7.5 meters wide and this two-storey bridge is made of bricks and stones. It is good to mention that it has 21 larger and 26 smaller inlet and outlet channels. Notably, the stone pieces used in the bridge are 2 meters long. They repaired the bridge in 1873.

Due to sluice gates under the archways over the river, it regulates the water flow in the river. When the sluice gates are closed, the water level rises, so it facilitates the irrigation of many gardens along the river. Notably, the lower level of the bridge is accessible for pedestrians and is a suitable shady place for relaxing.

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Khaju bridge-Isfahan

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Khaju bridge-Isfahan

Today original paintings and beautiful tile work are available on the bridge. Additionally, the bridge is still working, although it’s been 350 years after its construction. It functions as a recreation center, social exchange, and culture.

The amazing arches inside the bridge catch everyone’s attention right at first sight, especially at nights when they are decorated with luminous lights.

The pedestrian level of the bridge makes a vaulted space within arches that make it a microclimatic condition. So that weather flows and produces a cool climatic condition.

The stepped cascade for enhancing the effectiveness of the flood control is on the western side of the bridge. In past time people also gathered there together to do their laundry or meet with each other due to the coolness of the flowing water.

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Isfahan/Esfahan-Iran

CEO: Rosa Matouri

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This 17th-century structure is a beautiful testimony to traditional Persian architecture. IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY this centuries-old structure was deemed Isfahan’s finest bridge. During the day, sunlight bathes its tiled facade. After dusk, lights illuminate its arches, filling the caverns with a warm, fiery glow.

Zayandehrud River, starting in the Zagros Mountains, flows nearly 250 miles across the Iranian Plateau before ending in the Gavkhouni swamps. Humans have lived along its banks for thousands of years, with the earliest evidence of their settlements dating back to the sixth millennium. One of these settlements prospered and eventually became Isfahan.

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