Kashkan Bridge (1000 years old) پل کشکان در جاده خرم آباد کوهدشت

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Kashkan Bridge

The bridge of Kashkan is one of the most important historical sites in Lorestan province, which is located 50 kilometers south of Khorramabad on the way to Kouhdasht. Kashkan Bridge is one of the largest bridges in Iran and in the world.

The above mentioned bridge is situated on the old road of Tarhan to the ancient city of Shahpour Khast. This bridge has been constructed on Kashkan river. At the lower end of the bridge its pillars from the Sassani era have remained. Of the 12 pillars only a part of 9 pillars are left to be seen. Kashkan Bridge, which is 350 meters in length, was built over a river with the same name. The height of the bridge reaches up to over 25 meters in its eastern part.

According to an inscription discovered on the bridge in the 'kufic' script; its construction began in the year 388 AH. by the orders of 'Badr Ebne Hosnooyieh Al Hossain'. The bridge was completed in the year 398 AH. At a 100 m. distance from the said bridge, there is the remains of another bridge of the Sassanian era (pre-Islamic period). Between this bridge and other bridge, a new bridge has been constructed.

پل کشکان

پل کشکان یا به محلی کشکو که بر روی رودخانه ای به همین نام یعنی رود کشکان در بحش چنگی از توابع استان لرستان ساخته شده است.

این پل بر سر راه ارتباطی خرم آباد (شاپور ساخت) و مناطق غرب استان لرستان (کوهدشت و طرهان) و همچنین کرمانشاه بوده است. در متون تاریخی قدمت این پل به بیش از هزارسال پیش برمیگردد.

این پل با طول 320 متر و عرض هر یک از دو چشمه شرقی آن حدود 23 متر و ارتفاع 26 متر در بالاترین قسمت و 10 متر در کوتاهترین قسمت و دوازده دهانه که تنها سه تا از آنها فرو ریخته و ما بقی برجاست، از شاهکارهای مهندسی قرن چهارم هجری قمری میباشد. پایه های پل با سنگ های بزرگ و تراش خورده ساخته شده است مواد و مصالح بنای پل از سنگ، گچ و آجر تشکیل شده است.

در دره کشکان مجموعا چهار پل در نزدیکی هم بنا شده که نشان دهنده اهمیت این مکان برای عبورو گذر در آن زمان بوده است. بنای فعلی منسوب به ال حسنویه به شماره 355 در فهرست آثار ملی ثبت گردیده است.

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Comments (405)

M.Salih ÖZBUDAK on June 27, 2010

PERFECT composition. VOTED. Good luck on the contest. GREETINGS, Salih.

arch.khazarian on June 27, 2010

Hallo Mahdi

My Vote,


Best Regards from Germany. Alfred

Argenna on June 27, 2010

Beautiful place and picture!


Greetings, Argenna.

luciano passos cruz … on June 27, 2010

Fantastic composition, great idea..


Good Luck In Contest.

Greetings,luciano passos cruz.From Fazenda Duas Barras▲▲.Bahia.BRASIL.

mainufo on June 28, 2010

Back for voting, Mahdi.

.mainufo با بهترین آرزوهای خود از فرانکفورت به ایران

Harri L on June 28, 2010

Very nice shot! Voted Greetings, Harri

Per Allan Nielsen on June 28, 2010

Great shot of this interesting place Mahdi!


Greetings, Per

F. Zaman on June 28, 2010

Mahdi,excellent photograph

Dragisa Petrovic on June 28, 2010


americatramp.the2nd on June 29, 2010

Thank you for the congratulations, has pleased me very much!

Very nice photo!


Good luck in the contest.

Many greetings from Germany, Christian

Judit Losonciné Zana on June 29, 2010

Interesting, and very good photo.


Greeting, Judit

Melsen Felipe on June 30, 2010

Mahdi, mi voto para esta bella imagen llena de color y de historia.

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

tu-quoque on June 30, 2010


Nuria ferreira pazos on June 30, 2010

Una linda imagen¡¡


saludos ,Nuria

Mahdi Kalhor on July 1, 2010

I am very honoured and pleased to read your comments dear friends

thank you for your generous praise. My goodness, You all make me quite proud. I'm so happy that you have enjoyed my gallery.

Thanks for yours importants comments and Vote about my images.

All the best from Iran,


Bir_Ege_Hikayesi © on July 14, 2010

i love history :)! And more i love photos with history :)!!! WONDERFL SHOT

Hc on July 16, 2010


Annelies Vink on July 17, 2010

Very interesting historical photo! Greetings, Annelies

Mahdi Kalhor on July 20, 2010

Wellcome to this page


DR.Hossein.Mirzaie, thanks for Like


Thank you all for your comments and for visiting my gallery!

: ))

All the best from Iran,


Ivan Berta on September 17, 2010

Interesting place...I didn´t know that in Iran is places like this :)...beautiful!


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Photo taken in Lorestan, جاده کوهدشت خرم اباد، Iran

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