This stone and cement 19th century bridge used to span the entire river but was partially destroyed by Iranian air strikes during the Iraq-Iran War. Sixteen columns remain.
The remaining columns are all about 22m in diameter, and start at 6.9m in height but get shorter (6.5m) going east across its 426m span. The arches offer sun-protected riverside picnic spots.
The steel spans are a reminder of the force of war in reshaping all aspects of life -- and how reconstruction is a sign of resilience but the past cannot be undone.
Under British control, it was renovated by an Indian company.