The Famous Khaju Bridge Of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)

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The famous Khaju Bridge in the Iranian city of Isfahan is a wonderful example of national architecture. It was built in 17th century on the river Zayande when Isfahan was a thriving town, through the Great Silk Road. Khaju Bridge has 23 arches and is 105 metres long and 14 metres wide. 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 Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)

In addition to the aesthetic bridge has several functions, in particular, it is the dam-water supply system, which delivers water to a number of gardens of Isfahan. Directly under the arches are sluices of the dam. When they are closed, the water level rises behind the bridge, and gardens along the verdant Zayande receive much-needed moisture.
The Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)
In addition, during the hot summer days, the stone Khaju can hide from the sun in a shady corner.
The Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)
The lower level of the bridge is designed specifically for pedestrians, while the upper level was designed for horses and carts, which nowadays is not so relevant.
The Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)
A lot of tourists eager to visit Khaju in the evening, the reason for that is soft light lanterns in the arches, which is reflected from the calm waters of Zayande that is an unforgettable picture.
The Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)
The Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)
The Famous Khaju Bridge of Iranian City, Isfahan (7 Photos)