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THE GAZANCHI BRIDGE

THE GAZANCHI BRIDGE

It is a historical architectural monument built over the Alinjachay, to the South of Gazanchi village, Julfa region. The bridge is popular as “Gozbel Korpu” among local people. The bridge was built in the Eastern architectural style in XVI-XVII centuries. Before, by this bridge, which served the Silk Road, the caravan ways stretching from Gazanchi toward the east direction and joining with the key way in Ordubad territory passed. Though the bridge in comparison remained good, but it is unfit for transport. Despite of this, it is said to be one of the best examples of a one spanned bridges of Azerbaijan. The width of the bridge is 3.55m, the length is 10.85m, and the height is 8.8m. The bridge was built of a bit of hewed stones. The border and archivolt of the spans consist of sand stone hewed perfectly. Thanks to this, the sides of spans are differed from the rugged surface of bridge and reflects its construction.

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