Si-o-seh pol

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Si-o-se Pol
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Coordinates 32°38′40″N 51°40′03″E / 32.64444°N 51.66750°E / 32.64444; 51.66750Coordinates: 32°38′40″N 51°40′03″E / 32.64444°N 51.66750°E / 32.64444; 51.66750
Crosses Zayandeh River[1]
Locale Isfahan, Iran
Official name Si-o-se Pol
Design Arch bridge, double-deck[1]
Material Stone and Bricks[1]
Total length 297.76 metres (976.9 ft)[1]
Width 13.75 metres (45.1 ft)[1]
Longest span 5.60 metres (18.4 ft)[1]
No. of spans 33[1]
Construction begin 1599[1]
Construction end 1602[1]
Si-o-seh pol is located in Iran
Si-o-seh pol

Allāhverdi Khan Bridge (Persian: پل الله‌وردی‌خان‎‎), popularly known as Si-o-seh pol (Persian: سی وسه پل‎‎; [ˈsiː oˈseh ˈpol], “The bridge of thirty-three spans”)[2] is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran and the longest bridge on Zayandeh River with the total length of 297.76 metres (976.9 ft). It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.

It was constructed by the finance and the inspection of Allahverdi Khan Undiladze chancellor of Shah Abbas I, an ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33 arches from either sides, left and right. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it, supporting a tea house which nowadays is abandoned due to the shortage of water and the river drought.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Allahverdi Khan Bridge at Structurae
  2. ^ Babaie, Sussan; Haug, Robert (April 5, 2012) [December 15, 2007]. "Isfahan x. Monuments (5) Bridges". In Yarshater, Ehsan. Encyclopædia Iranica. 1. XIV. New York City: Bibliotheca Persica Press. Retrieved September 25, 2015.