Si-o-se-pol

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Si-o-se-pol
Si-o-se Pol.jpg
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 Zayanderud[1]
Locale Isfahan, Iran
Characteristics
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]
History
Construction start 1599[1]
Construction end 1602[1]
Si-o-se-pol is located in Iran
Si-o-se-pol
Si-o-se-pol (Iran)

The Allahverdi Khan Bridge (Persian: پل الله‌وردی‌خان‎), popularly known as Si-o-se-pol (Persian: سی‌وسه‌پل‎, lit. '[the] bridge of thirty-three [spans]'),[2] is one of the eleven bridges in Isfahan, Iran.[3] It is the longest bridge on the Zayanderud, with a total length of 297.76 metres (976.9 ft), and is one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.

Built between 1599 and 1602, the construction was financed and supervised by the Georgian chancellor of Abbas I, Allahverdi Khan Undiladze. It consists of two superimposed rows of 33 arches. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge, under which the Zayanderud flows, supporting a tea house, which is nowadays abandoned.[citation needed]

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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. 
  3. ^ Wagret, Paul (1977). Iran. Nagel's encyclopedia-guide. Geneva: Nagel Publishers. ISBN 2-8263-0026-1. 

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