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The Old Bridge of Dezful is a Sassanid era (224-651 CE) structure, built in 263 CE by some of the 70,000 Roman soldiers and engineers who were taken into captivity along with Emperor Valerian (reign 253–260 CE) after his defeat by Shapur I (241-272 CE). The bridge is made of Sarooj (mix of lime and clay) and limestone and has 14 water arches. The bridge was renovated during the Dailamite, Safavid (1501-1722) and Pahlavi (1925-1979) eras and is still in use today. The bridge was registered as a National Heritage Site in 1932.

Dezful Old Bridge

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    Khuzestan Province, Dezful