Red Bridge, Yerevan
|Total length||80 m|
|Constructed by||Khoja-plav (reconstructed)|
|Construction end||1679 |
reconstructed in 1830
The Red Bridge (Armenian: Կարմիր կամուրջ, Karmir kamurj; also known as the Old Bridge of Hrazdan; and also known as Bridge of Khoja Plav, Խոջա Փլավի կամուրջ, Khoja Plavi kamurj) is a ruined 17th-century bridge on the Hrazdan River, in Yerevan, Armenia.
The total length of the bridge was 80 meters and its height was 11 meters. It had 4 arches. Two were in the middle and were squiggly, the other two arches were on the banks of the Hrazdan River.
Before the 1679 earthquake there was a bridge in the same place but it was ruined by the earthquake. It provided economic connections between the Yerevan Fortress (in place of the Yerevan Ararat Wine Factory) and the Ararat Plain.
- Historic pictures of the bridge
- Remnants of the bridge
- (in Armenian) Yervand Shahaziz, The Old Yerevan (Հին Երևանը), pp. 186-187
- (in Armenian) V. M. Harutyunyan, Caravanserais and bridges of the Medieval Armenia (Միջնադարյան Հայաստանի քարավանատներն ու կամուրջները), pp. 12
- (in Armenian) Tadevos Hakobyan; ԵՐԵՎԱՆԻ ՊԱՏՄՈՒԹՅՈՒՆԸ (1500–1800 ԹԹ.) (History of Yerevan (1500-1800), 1971, Publishing of YSU, p. 373