Khaju Bridge

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Ali Mostoufi on April 7, 2009

Khaju Bridge(Persian: پل خواجو pol-e khajoo) is one of the most famous bridges in Isfahan, Iran and has roused the admiration of travelers 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. It links the Khaju quarter on the north bank with the Zoroastrian quarter across the Zayandeh River. It also functions as a weir; the downstream side is formed as a series of steps carrying the water to a much lower level. The pass way of the bridge is 7.5 meters wide, made of bricks and stones with 21 larger and 26 smaller inlet and outlet channels. The pieces of stone used in this bridge are over 2 meters long and the distance between every channel and the ceiling base is 20 meters. The existing inscriptions suggest that the bridge was repaired in 1873.

Majid Salehyar on April 7, 2009

I was there some years ago and your shot Alived my memories....

Superb shot...

Greeting from Iran

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Majid salehyar

Ali Mostoufi on April 8, 2009

Thanks again Majid, I took this shot last winter, I just love these bridges, they are amazing.

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on April 8, 2009

Indeed amazing, so much history over them...

Ali Mostoufi on April 8, 2009

Thank you, It is an amazing place to visit!

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on June 18, 2010

Excellent night shot!

Greetings from Hungary Z.

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Ali Mostoufi
Ontario, Canada

Photo taken in Kouleh Parcheh, Esfahan, Isfahan, Iran

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