Khaju Bridge is located inIsfahan and on the Zayandeh River on the east Si-o-seh polbridges. In the middle of the Khaju Bridge, there is a pavilion, known as the Beylerbey, which was created for the temporary residence of the Safavid Shah and his family, it is still available.
The vaults of this pavilion are beautifully decorated. In fact, Khaju Bridge is more famous than other bridges of Zayandeh River due to its architecture and tile decorations.
The length of the bridge is 133 meters and its width is 12 meters. The bridge is known by another names, but it is known as Khaju Bridge in the Khaju quarter.
Khaju Bridge is more famous than other bridges of Zayandeh River due to its architecture and tile decorations. Between each of the two east and west sides of the bridge, there is a building, which includes several rooms with paintings.
This building which is called “Shahneshin”, at that time it was the place of politicians and commanders who were called to watch the swimming and sailing competitions on artificial lake. one stone bench is all that remains of the chair of the King.
According to Arthur Upham Pope and Jean Chardin; Khaju Bridge is a historical monument of the peak of Persian Bridge architecture and one of the most interesting bridges that exist.
There is a rhythm, dignity and respect, and the combination of the happiest consistency, tools, beauty, and entertainment in all parts of this structure. The bridge has 24 spans which are made of cubes carefully crafted, and middle section by wooden dams blocked the front of the river.
Khaju is one of the bridges that have been involved in regulating the flow of water in the river due to the valve below its vaults. The valves of dam have been closed, so that the water level behind the bridge has increased the ability to irrigate many gardens at the upstream of this bridge.