Si-o-se-pol Bridge: double-deck-bridge in Isfahan
The named in another way Si-o-se Pol Bridge is known as Si-o-se Bridge is also called “double-deck bridge” in Isfahan, Iran. It is the masterpiece in the Safavid. It is also called Siose Bridge or the “Bridge of 33 Arches” or Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge built by the chancellor Allahverdi Khan Undiladze. It was built on charge from Shah Abbas the chancellor.
The Construction work of the bridge
The construction of the bridge took 3 years to be completed: 1599-1602. The bridge is 298 meters and13.75 meters wide with 33 spans, longest of which is 5.6 meters, crosses Zayandeh River. It is situated in the Southern end of the Chahar Bagh Avenue.
The bi-level of arches of the Si-o-se Pol Bridge comprises of 33 arches in the Lower level. The road that goes on the upper level is bounded by two high walls that defend the travelers from falling.
Considered as the largest Iranian construction the bridge is regarded as the largest Iranian construction on the water. The wonderfully-arched building sounds unsophisticated to many visitors but everyone will fall in love with its nice a leisurely walk area or promenades Walking through in the drizzling rain is an unforgettable thing.
The double-decked bridge, Si-o-se Pol Bridge offers two foot ways on the top and bottom floors, where it is possible for you to have a nice view of the adjoining areas. It is possible to go through all the arches and get pleasure from the setting.
An Opportunity for the photographer
A number of film directors and producers, have found the opportunity of using the bridge as their shooting location for many films in Iran. The bridge also creates the option for photographing as well; particularly the sight of illumination at night.
The Wonderful Experience
One wonderful thing here is to view and experience the birds over and around the Si-o-se Pol Bridge. The national heritage site draws local inhabitants of central Iran; former capital of Persia Isfahanis. All those who approve of the architectural styles in a city dotted with wonderful monuments.
Also named Allah Verdi Khan, the bridge is a masterwork from the Safavid era which stretches on the famed Zayandehrud River in Isfahan. Funded and observed by the renowned commander of Shah Abbas I, Allah Verdi Khan, Si-o-se-pol Bridge reaches 300 m in length and 14 m in width. It was originally constructed to connect Chahar Bagh St. to Bagh-e Hezar Jarib and Abbas Abad i.e. north to south. It was a gathering site for kingly water splashing ceremony in the past and dignitaries, poets, famous figures and ordinary people attended the event. Also Jolfa’s Armenians held their special rituals named Khaj Shuyan around.
The fully-brick-stone structure is a must-see in the city. The most popular bridge in the country, Si-o-se-pol, literally 33 bridges, contained 40 spans, 7 of which are now obstructed. The wonderfully-arched building sounds simplistic to many visitors but everyone will fall in love with its nice promenades. Walking through in drizzly rain is a memorable thing.
The double-decked bridge offers two footways on top and bottom floors, where you can have a nice view of the surrounding place. It is possible to go through all arches and enjoy the landscape.
A location for many films in Iran, the bridge also presents opportunities for photographing as well; especially the sight of illuminated bridge is marvelous at night.
One nice thing here is to watch the birds flying over the river, a view which can be experienced on and around the bridge. The national heritage site draws local Isfahanis and all those who come to admire the architectural styles in a city dotted with magnificent monuments.
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