This beautiful bridge has been built on Zayandeh Rud in Safavid era. Si-o-Seh Pol connects Chahar Bagh Abbasi to Chahar Bagh Bala. The bridge used to have 40 springs before and now just 33 of them remains and the others are banned. The bridge is 295 meters long and 75/13 meters wide and is one of the first works that Abbas I of Persia had ordered to build it.
There is a roofed narrow passage which can be seen across the bridge. It has a side walk above and one at the bottom. The under sidewalk is roofed which is built among central bases of the bridge.
Names of the Bridge
Si-o-Seh Pol Bridge used to call Jolfa Bridge in the past. It is also known as Allah Verdi Khan Bridge because the famous commander in chief’s name who built it was this.
Other names of the bridge are: Shah Abbasi Bridge, Chehel Cheshmeh Bridge and Si-o-Seh Cheshme Bridge.
Ways of the bridge
- The central way that was particularly for Cavalry and passengers. Two sides of bridge had belonged to passengers only. The roofs which were glorious promenades at the time of the inundation.
- The glorious Chahar Bagh Street ends to Allah Verdi Khan Bridge from one side, so that makes it as one of the high levels bridges in the world. Exceptionally and surprisingly the bridge, which is 388 yards in length. In the front there is a 30 foot wide paved road and 3 passes in 3 different levels are improvised in it which one of them is the common way of the bridge and some arcades are built at two sides of it. The arcades overhang to the river from one side and to the road from the other. They are decorated with some paintings.