Introducing Banu Sahra Bridge, a First and Valuable Pace to Restore It
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 122-131
Received: Oct. 12, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 14, 2015; Published: Nov. 30, 2015
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Authors
Maral Fayazi, Conservation Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Azad University - Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran
Dariush Heydari Bani, Conservation Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Azad University - Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran; Conservation Faculty, Isfahan University of Art and Architecture, Isfahan, Iran
Hamed Iman Talab, Conservation Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Azad University - Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran; Faculty of Architecture, Azad University Qeshm Branch, Qeshm, Iran
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Abstract
Located in Chendar District, Savojbolagh county of Alborz Province in Iran, Banu Sahra bridge (Longitude: 50º,49',17"- Latitude: 35º,56',43"- Altitude, 1430m from the sea level) is built on Kordan River near Banu Sahra Village. There are three historical bridges in Savojbolagh. Banu Sahra Bridge is the only bridge in this county which has two main spans and one minor span (which is remained). This construction which is built in the East-west direction is 5.5 m wide and its current height is 6.60 meters. Due to complete destruction of the bridge deck and its current status, probable length of this historical construction might be 33 meters. Main part of the bridge is constructed by bricks, rubbles, and cobblestones as well as breakwater (north south direction). Brick structure in addition to combination of cobblestone and rubble in foundation along with the break water (northern-southern) which have curves in both sides consist the main groundwork of the bridge. The type of the arch which is used in this construction is blunt Pang-O-Haft and load bearer. According to studies conducted in the last year, in order to become familiar with the structure and architecture of this historical monument, this article is part of the analysis and conclusions in this regard which will be presented. However, most of the provided information is based on the documentations of the bridge's recent year conditions.
Keywords
Savojbolagh, Bridge, Banu Sahra Village, Restoration Plan, Recovery Plan
To cite this article
Maral Fayazi, Dariush Heydari Bani, Hamed Iman Talab, Introducing Banu Sahra Bridge, a First and Valuable Pace to Restore It, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Special Issue: Research and Practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 122-131. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.34
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