Duration Of Visit
0.5 To 1 Hour
Best Seasons To Visit
Malayer Road, Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Time To Read: 5 Minutes
Also known as
- Old bridge
Geographical Location of Abshineh Bridge
Abshineh Bridge is built on Abshineh River. Abshineh river originates from Ekbatan dam in Hamedan province and after irrigation and passing through the gardens of Abshineh village, it passes vertically through Malayer road to Hamedan. At this point the historic Abshineh Bridge is located. This bridge is located next to the path and at the very end of the village, where the view behind it consists of mountains and forests and below it flows a river full of water.
History and Culture of Abshine Bridge
Abshineh Bridge belongs to the Safavid period. At that time, the water level of the Qarachai River was much higher and it was necessary to build a bridge to connect the villages on both sides of the river. The Abshineh River, also known as the Yelfan River and the Simin River, is a tributary of the Qarachai River. For many years, this bridge was a place for people, carriages and cattle to cross, until Ekbatan Dam was built on the Yalfan River in 1340. Since then, the river has been under more control and water has been shut off during droughts. Gradually, the use of the bridge diminished and most people crossed the new asphalt road, and the Abshineh Bridge became a beautiful decoration on a river from which water no longer flowed.
Architecture of Abshine Bridge
The architecture of this bridge is in Safavid style. The materials used in it consist of bricks, mortar and stone carcasses. Abshineh Bridge has four spans. Two openings are truncated arch and the other two openings are circular. The size of the span is different and this caused the arched shape of the bridge. Three main foundations of the bridge are located on both sides and in the middle of the river and have breakwaters. The breakwaters are circular on the water inlet side and triangular on the outlet side to minimize damage to the bridge.
Tips and ideas
Next to the bridge, there is a traditional restaurant of the same style, which, in terms of antiquity, has spent its life in the footsteps of the Abshineh Bridge. The presence of dense orchards around the bridge with unparalleled views encourages any tourist to explore the heart of its beautiful nature.
Abshineh historical bridge is one of the spectacular attractions of Hamedan. Especially the proximity to the pristine and unique nature of Abshineh village can create a memorable memory. Abshineh Lagoon, Ekbatan Dam and Abshineh Pond can be a wonderful collection for you and your family to explore.
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