Abrisham Bridge

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Coordinates: 35°45′04″N 51°25′07″E / 35.750992°N 51.418499°E / 35.750992; 51.418499

Abrisham Bridge
Abrisham Bridge at night

Abrisham Bridge (Persian: پل ابریشم – Pol e Abrišam‎), literally the Silk Bridge, is a suspension bridge in Northern Tehran, Iran. It is located about 100 meters south of the IRISL Tower, in the district of Abbas Abad. Extending in a north-south direction, it is intended solely for pedestrian traffic. It bridges the urban highway Hemmat Expressway, and connects the parks Ab-o-Atash and Nowruz.

Abrisham Bridge was designed in the late 2000s, and built by local Iranian contractors. It was the first of its kind in Tehran. The manufacturing company was a major associate with the Liuzhou OVM Machinery, a Chinese manufacturer of cables. The structure of the bridge comprises sloping pylons on its north side. The footpath is reserved by 20 cables composed of 12 wires, symmetrically distributed on both sides. The length of the longest cable is about 53 meters, and the shortest is about 20 meters; the height of the pylon is about 39.55 meters; the greatest span of the bridge is about 132.85 meters; and the width of the whole bridge is about 10.5 meters.


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