(CAIS) -- Two bridges from the Sasanid dynastic era
located at Lashgar in Shushtar, Khuzestan province, will
soon be repaired, announced the director of Shushtar
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department for water
structures and historical monuments, Mohammad Hossein
said that only 11 sections of the 13-arched Lashgar bridge
over Darioun River are still left standing and two parts
of the bridges are in urgent need of repair, reported ISNA.
The official said that Polband-e Lashgar is situated in
the southern part of Shushtar, adding that other parts of
the bridge will also be repaired.
noted that another bridge called Shah (or Shah Ali), of
which three arches are left standing, will also be
repaired soon. Excavations will be carried out to see
whether or not another arch of the bridge has been buried,
Asked about other projects undertaken by Shushtar Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Department, he said that the square
in the vicinity of the waterfalls will also undergo
Arastou-zadeh said that the water mills and the structures
of water tunnels will be reinforced and dredging
operations will be conducted to open up the waterways
built during the Sasanid era. Some of the waterways built
2,500 years ago have been blocked.