The Architecture of Historic Isfahan (Esfahan)
Seo-se-pol has 33 arches or portals (seo-se means 33 in Farsi and pol means bridge). The bridge was originally designed for traffic, but is now a pedestrian bridge only. There are two sidewalks on the sides of the road (image 10) and two arched pedestrian passages on the outsides of the bridge (images 5 and 6).
Seo-se-pol was commissioned by the Safavid Shah Abbas I around 1,600 C.E. in the name of his Chancellor Allah Verdi Khan.
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