Iran Isfahan Isfahan
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Lilia, on February 10, 2010, said:
F.Zaman, on February 10, 2010, said:
Lilia, thank you,this is a famous bridge,its in Iran
Rafl, on April 22, 2010, said:
wow this bridge is particolar, hi friend Zaman!
F.Zaman, on April 25, 2010, said:
thank you raffaella for your kind visit. Khaju Bridge, (Persian:pol-e khajoo) is one of the most famous bridges in Isfahan, Iran and has roused the admiration of travellers since the 17th century. Shah Abbas II built it on the foundations of an older bridge around 1650. It has 23 arches and is 105 metres long and 14 metres wide.
The existing inscriptions suggest that the bridge was repaired in 1873.
Khaju is one of the bridges that regulate the water flow in the river because there are sluice gates under the archways over the river.
On the upper level of the bridge, the main central aisle was utilized by horses and carts and the vaulted paths on either side by pedestrians. Octagonal pavilions in the center of the bridge on both the down and the upstream sides provide vantage points for the remarkable views. The lower level of the bridge may be accessed by pedestrians and remains a popular shady place for relaxing.
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