I Am an Iranian Daughter

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

The Khajou Bridge
(About Isfahan)
This unique bridge was built in the mid 17th century during the reign of Shah Abbas I. The bridge was constructed for several purposes such as the connection of the city to southern villages and the road to Shiraz. The bridge was used as a dam, to take the most advantage of the Zayanderood River. In the 17th century long artificial water channel was constructed through different parts of the city. These water channels are called �Maddis�. When the stone arches of the bridge formed a dam, not only an artificial lake was made on the western side of the river, but also sufficient water flowed through the maddis for agriculture purposes. The Khajou Bridge is a wonderful recreational place, where travelers and people of Isfahan have a memorable time.
Especially during Norooz and summer nights!


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