Pol-e Tabiat ( Nature Bridge) is one three-storey bridge sidewalk and non-automotive that is located in Abbas Abad. It is also one of the symbols of Tehran and passes from the width of Modares highway and connecting Taleqani park in East to the Fire and Water park in West. The designer and architect of this park is by Leila Araqian.The study work of Pol-e Tabiat (Nature bridge) begins in 1388. Pol-e Tabiat built under reconstruction of Abbas Abad company. This bridge opened in 20th of Mehr in 1393.
Design of Pol-e Tabiat
In the 1388 one call placed in the medias that were from the Abbas Abad company and the design of this bridge, operate in the form of the match and the operation began at the end of the second six months of 1389. Before the design of this bridge start , the engineers of this company had some kinds of research about this bridge. The experts of this company had initial research conducted on the characteristics of the bridge. The first priority of focusing was on environmental issues in the design of the bridge. Because the bridge is located at the point where all the arteries of the capital nature such as Modarres, ambition, Haqqani and mission from the top of the bridge can be seen in the good view .
Leila Iraqian participated in 1387 in Pol-e Tabiat Design Competition. In 1388 her plan was selected. Pol-e Tabiat was opened in 1393.
The long of this bridge is 300 meter and the weight of the structure of it is 2000 tons. Pol-e Tabiat is the largest non-automotive bridge of Iran. The bridge is 7,000 square meters and width of it is in the different parts are variable from 6 to 13 meters. The main body of the bridge has been built on a tripod. 14000 pieces of steel in a different dimension, in cutting height of 40 meters above the ground burst and installed to build it. To build this bridge more than 102 km of welding and 6200 cubic meters of concrete placement is done. The architectural design of the bridge is like Iranian Bridges was inspired by Khajoo bridge and it is a tree-like structure with organic design and fully compatible with the environment and nature.
The similar examples of this bridge can find in national and natural parks of France, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia and Australia. Tree form of columns and choose the name of “Tabiat” (nature) for the bridge, both are to emphasize the continuity of green space (in nature) by the bridge. The bridge due to the cutting process, assembly parts, installation, and welding near utilization of space structures in the height of 40 meters is unique in Iran.
To build this bridge use from the special materials and tubes ,and the highest standards and safety factor intended for the bridge and based on the promise of the chief contractor of the design of the bridge Pol-e Tabiat (Nature bridge) of the time of operation will be for 100 years old and even resistant on the face of earthquakes above 7 on the Richter scale accidents and natural disasters.
Pol-e Tabiat over 3 floors, 1450 first floor, 2870 second floor and 571 square meters is the third floor. They will also be intended to make the third storey attractive as a tourist destination by made a variety of exhibition spaces , coffee shops , Gallery and diverse restaurants. The constructor of the bridge pays attention to prediction pause on the bridge and appropriate urban furniture design, consistent with the characteristics of the instrument of the bridge .
The Managing Producer of the bridge said that this bridge is the new symbol of Tehran.
During the bridge, some spaces with cultural practices, recreation, and tourism parts were providing that from all of them we can note to the coffee shop, restaurant, cafe and gallery spaces that provides beautiful scenery in the curvature of the body.
Pol-e Tabiat is parts of a project of build seven pedestrians in the Abbas abad lands.
This bridge contains Silk bridges and it is not too distant future,and it can be cited as a highlight of Tehran.
This bridge made a situation for the architecture Leila Araqian to be known , at the international level. Nature bridge is the first choice of people and in 5 Choose of top 300 leading architects in urban architecture competition (architizer awards A + ) in 2015. Pol-e Tabiat was recognized as the top Iran’s steel structure in 1392. The International golden brick prize gave to Pol-e Tabiat (Nature Bridge) in 1393.