Allahverdi Khan Bridge (Si-O-Seh Pol) of Esfahan, An Example of Art and Mathematics

Hourieh Mashayekh and Hayedeh Mashayekh
Bridges Donostia: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2007)
Pages 37–38


The bridge of Allahverdi Khan begins at the end of the Char Bagh, the main boulevard built in the 17th century as part of an urban project during the reign of King Abbass Saffavid in his capital city of Esfahan. It spans 300 meters, linking the city of Esfahan to new Jolfa, the new Armenian quarter across the Zayandeh Rud River. The great technical ability employed in this bridge is combined with a delightful sense of beauty and grandeur.