Khaju Bridge is one of the historic cities of Isfahan during the Safavid period, Shah Abbas II, which is located on Zayandeh Rood. The bridge is also called Shahi Bridge, Baba Rukn al-Din, Shiraz, Gabrha and Hassan Abad. The length and width of the bridge are 150 and 14 meters with 24 craters and 51 stands on its side.Of course, the bridge has changed over the dyring the history.
In the middle of Khaju, there was a mansion for Shah Abbas temporary residence as well as a place for kings to watch swimming and sailing competitions. . There is also now and arches are decorated with special elegance.
The bridge is a multi-user lounge. During the reign of Shah Abbas II there were houses on both sides of the river that the Shah tried to build a bridge to avoid crossing Chahar-Bagh Street and shorten the route. The bridge was also used as a dam for water storage and is one of the strongest and most beautiful bridges in Iran until today. This dam elevated the water up to 6 meters and has 16 evacuation valves. It also has drawer that with up and down the drawer set the height of the water.
One of the most important features of architecture is the principle of similarity, which in the simplest form is one of the most prominent examples of Iran and the world. Also, the proportion between different sections has created a fantastic visual beauty. The architectural features and beautiful tiles have made it more famous than the other bridges of Zayandeh Rood.
Also, the materials used show the intelligence of Iranian engineers. Like other bridges, they have used bricks to create arches and stones and mortar at the base of the bridge to fasten it and toughness against water. To decorate the bridge behind the vaults, a beautiful tile with geometric designs has been used. Also, in the parts of the dam, the wood was used temporarily.
Today, Khaju Bridge has become one of the attractive sites for domestic and foreign tourists. Tourists can walk on the bridge during the day, but we advise you not to miss the night with the pleasant atmosphere of this bridge.