Pul-i Allahvardi Khan
Isfahan, Iran
The Bridge of Allahvardi Khan, also known as Si-o-seh Pul, begins at the termination of the Chahar Bagh, the main boulevard of Shah Abbas' urban project. The bridge spans 300 meters, linking the city to New Julfa, the new Armenian neighborhood across the Zayandah River.

The central aisle provided passage for animals and carts. Paths to the sides are for pedestrians, from which there is access to arcaded galleries overlooking the river. Typical of the bridges of Isfahan, the bridge was designed as a social and contemplative space, not just a transportation structure.

Sources:

Blair, Sheila S. and Jonathan M. Bloom. The Art and Architecture of Islam. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Michell, George. Architecture of the Islamic World. London: Thames and Hudson, 1978.

Pope, Arthur Upham, ed., with the assistance of Phyllis Ackerman. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. Vol. 3, Architecture, Its Ornament, City Plans, Gardens. 3rd ed. Tehran: Soroush Press, 1977. 1235-1238.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Location
Isfahan, Iran
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Associated Names
Events
1602/1011 AH
Style Periods
Safavid
1501-1722
Dimensions
295 meters of length and 14 meters of width
Variant Names
سی وسه پل
Original
Si u Sih Pul
Transliterated
Si-o-seh Pol
Alternate transliteration
Si-o Seh pol
Alternate transliteration
Si-o-Se Pol
Alternate transliteration
Building Usages
bridge
transportation
Materials/Techniques
adobe
brick
Keywords
bridges
waterfronts
landscape architecture
rivers
promenades
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