Khudaferin bridges


Khudaferin Bridge was built in 1027 by Fazl son of Muhammad, the ruler of Shaddads (Fazl ibn Muhammad) on the river Araz. In the unique architectural monument, the bridge has traces of Azerbaijani architecture school. During the march of Agha Mohammed Shah Gajar to Azerbaijan although its part was destroyed but later was restored. Part of bridge built on natural rocks preserved till our dates. There is another bridge not far away from this bridge, which is also called as Khudaferin. The second bridge consisted of 11 sections and was built in XIII century during the Elkhanies. At present, only 3 spans of bridge are intact. Both bridges are located on the Silk Road – it was of great importance in development of economic and cultural relations of Azerbaijan with countries starting from India to the Near and Middle East countries, Russia.