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Allahverdi Khan Bridge
سی و سه پل ، پل الله وردی خان (چهارباغ)
The 33Pol bridge was built during
Shah Abbas I's reign under General
Allahverdi Khan's supervision. After a decisive victory over Portugese army,
Shah Abbas ordered building this bridge.
Khan was originally an
Georgia who had converted to
Islam and was very loyal to the Shah. Between 1600 and 1603 AD, the bridge that connected the upper and lower
Chaharbagh was successfully completed with 40 watergates.
The bridge is also known as 33 Cheshmeh,
Zayanderood bridge. The structure is 295m long and 13.5m wide and is the longest bridge on the Zayanderood river. During
Safavid dynasty every July, 4th (13
Teer) a special ceremony called Abrizan, Abrizgan or Abpashan took place on this bridge every year. The bridge was closed to motor vehicles in 1988, however motorcycles are still seen.