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A Bleak Future For The historic Shadravan Bridge in Shooshtar

Photos by Seyed Ali Mousavinejad, Mehr News Agency

Shadravan Bridge is located in Shooshtar, Iran's Khuzestan province. The bridge runs parallel to the newly constructed bridge located on the Shooshtar - Dezful Road. This ancient bridge is a relic of Sassanid period (Shahpour I - 241-272). But due to lack of proper attention by the cultural heritage authorities, this historic bridge is slowly but surely falling apart.

One of the conditions that Kaiser of Rome and his soldiers could be set free was the construction of Shadravan Bridge, and this condition was agreed to by the emperor. When the construction of bridge was finished, Shapour released the order to set free the Kaiser of Rome and his soldiers and they returned back to their country. Sixteen arches of this bridge have remained. The Shadravan Bridge has been built of cobbled stone and mortar. (Source: Iran Tourism & Touring Organization)



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