Sorkhde Bridge

Sorkhde Bridge

The single-span and eight-span bridges of Sorkhde are located in the homonymous village of the Sāveh province (Markazi region) and date back to the Safavid era and the early centuries of Islam.

The construction of this bridge which is known to the local Turkish-speaking inhabitants as "dafur guz " (not Cheshmeh, arch), has eight spans with Roman arch whose height from the ground up to the level of the river is about eight meters, the length of about 70 and the width around the 5 meters.

The materials used in the construction of this bridge are brick and cement mortar. It currently has eight openings due to the masonry under the first southern arch. This bridge, despite its simplicity, is one of the architectural masterpieces of the Safavid period.

To the west of this brick bridge and at the distance of 150 meters has remained an opening from the remains of another large bridge to some spans named "Tak guz"(tak cheshme) with the stone foundations.

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