News ID: 120283
Published: 0313 GMT June 17, 2015

Iran’s longest arch bridge opens

Iran’s longest arch bridge opens

Iran’s longest arch bridge ‘Karun 4’ opened in Shahr-e Kord, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, in June 16, 2015, during a ceremony attended by First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri.

Speaking at inauguration ceremony, Jahangiri said the construction of the arch bridge despite Western sanctions is an evidence of the country’s engineering capabilities.

Also, director general of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Roads and Urban Development Department noted that Karun 4 Arch Bridge has been designed and constructed by Iranian experts.

Qasem Qasemi added that metal structure of the bridge is equipped with the most secure control system components.  

The bridge, which is 378 meters long and 300 meters wide, is the largest structure of its kind in the country.

It has been established on Karun 4 Dam Lake to connect Shahr-e Kord to Izeh.

The construction operations of the bridge began in 2011. The bridge, which weighs 3,800 tons, is made of 1212 pieces.

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