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 start 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 eleven bridges in Isfahan, Iran and the longest bridge on the Zayandeh River with the total length of 297.76 metres (976.9 ft). It is one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.

Built in 1599–1602, the construction was financed and supervised by Allahverdi Khan Undiladze, chancellor of Shah Abbas I, an ethnic Georgian. It consists of two superimposed rows of 33 arches. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it. This supports a tea house which nowadays is abandoned due to drought which some claim is due to government mismanagement.[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.