Bridges are the structures that made man’s dream of crossing the river come true.
Isfahan historical bridges
Isfahan historical bridges which have been built on Zayandehrud River are important part of the tourist attractions of this city, so that everyone who comes to this city will undoubtedly visit Isfahan historical bridges even once. Every one walks and spends happy moments walking on these bridges. These bridges belong to different historical periods that are still used for pedestrian crossing. In the continuation of this article from Chiyakotravel , we intend to introduce Isfahan historical bridges for you.
1- Allah Verdi Khan bridge | 33 pol bridge
33 Pol bridge, also known as Allah Verdi Khan Bridge, is one of the most famous Isfahan historical bridges which dates back to the time of Shah Abbas I. This bridge was built with a lot of effort and expense of an important commander at that time called Allah Verdi Khan. Other names of this bridge that are less used are: Si-o-se pol bridge, Chaharbagh bridge, Jolfa bridge and Zayandehrud bridge (which of course are rarely used for this bridge today).
According to the evidence left from ancient times, this bridge and the beautiful street of Chaharbagh were built in 1005 SH. The length of this bridge is 295 meters and its width is 14 meters and it is the longest bridge on Zayandehrud River. It is said that during Safavid period, ceremonies such as Tirgan festival (which at that time was also called the Abrizan or sprinkler festival) were held next to this bridge, and the Armenians of Isfahan also performed Khaj washing ceremony near this bridge. This historical bridge, which was registered in the list of national monuments of Iran in January 1941, is one of the most visited bridges in this city today.
2- Khaju bridge
Khaju Bridge which is also known as Baba Roknedin Bridge, is located in the east of 33 pol bridge, and its construction dates back to 1060 AH and the reign of Shah Abbas II. This bridge which is also known as Hassan Abad, Shahi Bridge and Shiraz Bridge, has a length of 133 and a width of 12 meters and it is said that in ancient times, another floor was located on this bridge. In Qajar period, one of the rulers of Isfahan at that time, destroyed the upper floor of this place.
The tiling and decorations of Khaju bridge are more beautiful than other bridges on Zayandehrud and in Safavid period it was used more as a dam. Also, between the eastern and western sides of the bridge, there are beautiful buildings that had several painted rooms and were called Shahneshin. It is said that the elders from above these buildings watched boating and swimming competitions in the artificial lake behind the dam. In the two corners of the eastern side of this bridge, we see two stone lions that are the symbol of Bakhtiari troops of that time and have a beautiful appearance. The best time to visit this beautiful bridge is in the evening, because the lighting is very beautiful and on the other hand, the warm-hearted people of Isfahan sing and rejoice under this bridge which will be very pleasant for you to see. If you are interested to know more about this bridge, click here…
3- Shahrestan bridge
Shahrestan bridge is known as the oldest bridge in Isfahan. It was built during the Sassanid era and since its location was very important, it has been repaired and rebuilt in different periods and has changed a lot up to now. This bridge is also known as Jey Bridge or Jasr Hussein Bridge. The length of this bridge is about 105 meters and its width varies between 4 and 5 meters.
This bridge was used for transportation until modern times, but after the construction of new bridges on the Zayandehrud River, transportation on this bridge is only possible on foot. Historical evidence shows that the city bridge in the past was more of a military bridge that was very important during Seljuk era. Also near this bridge you can see the remains of the old castle of Kohandej. This bridge was registered in the list of national monuments of Iran in January 1969.
4- Marnan Bridge
Isfahan Marnan Bridge which was called Marbin in the past, is derived from the old name of this neighborhood which dates back to centuries ago. Until now, it has been able to preserve its original and ancient roots. This bridge is also very old and it can be said that it was the opposite point of the city bridge, which connected the southern part of Isfahan on both sides of the Zayandehrud River.
The high importance of this bridge has caused it to be rebuilt in different historical periods and thus retains its beauty today, but the positive point is that the appearance of this bridge has not changed much over time and its appearance has been maintained since Safavid era.
5- Choobi bridge
Isfahan Choobi bridge, also known as Joei bridge, has a length of 147 meters and a small width, which is located between Khaju bridge and 33 pol bridges. This bridge was built in 1065 by order of Shah Abbas II.
In the western part of the bridge, the water collected behind Khajoo bridge created a large lake, which is why it was also called the lake bridge. Today, this bridge is located in Kamal Ismail Street and it is also known as Saadat Abad Bridge.