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Marnan Bridge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This foto was taken by kousha
This foto was taken by kousha
 
This foto was taken by kousha
This foto was taken by kousha
This foto was taken by kousha
Marnan" Bridge which has originally named "Marbin", adopted from Avesta word "Mehrbin". Many centuries before Zoroaster, Mitraism temples were settled on top of stony hills. This bridge was called "Mehrbin" in the Sasanian era, and during 14 Islamic centuries changed to "Marbin". Same as Jay or Shahrestan Bridge (that connected far north urban bank of Zayandehrood river to far south), Marnan bridge also connects these two banks in the most west part of Isfahan City. Marbin's Green lands and villages were connected by "Marnan" bridge to villages in south bank of the river. The current shape of the bridge with decoration of the Safavid structure is still firmed, but repaired repeatedly.

This bridge is located on the western extreme of Esfahan and the name refers to its residential area. It is said that the bridge was rebuilt by khaje Sarfaraz , the Armenian administrator in 1636 A.D. The length of the bridge is 186 meters and the width is 4.8 meters, with 17 sluices and 14 floodgates or the upper level.



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