Khudaferin Bridges


Khudaferin Bridge was built in 1027 by Fazl, son of Muhammad, the ruler of Shaddads (Fazl ibn Muhammad) on the River Araz. The bridge has traces of the Azerbaijani school of architecture. During the march of Agha Mohammed Shah Gajar to Azerbaijan a part of it was destroyed and later restored. Part of the bridge, built on natural rocks, has been preserved until today. The second Khudaferin bridge consisted of 11 sections and was built in the 13th century during the Ilkhanids. Both bridges were located on the Silk Road and were of great importance to developing Azerbaijan’s economic and cultural relations with countries such as India, Russia and in the Near and Middle East. At present, only three sections of the bridge are intact.