Architecture Spotlight : Si-o-se-pol in Isfahan

Isfahan’s Famed Si-o-se-pol Bridge

Location : Isfahan, Iran.   Crossing River : Zayanderud

Year Built : 1602     Length: 976 Ft    

Si-o-se-pol is one of Isfahan’s great landmarks. The vision of Abbas I, the fifth Shah (King) of the Safavid Dynasty. The 48-foot wide structure is also known as Allahverdi Khan bridge. Named after Allahverdi Khan, who supervised the construction of the bridge and also served as commander of the army.

Si-o-se-pol is double-decked, made of stone and derives its name as a Bridge of 33 -Arches. It serves to connect Chahar Bhagh Avenue Southbound.