Quake deepens cracks in historical bridge

May 6, 2018

TEHRAN – A recent earthquake has deepened some previously-existing cracks in the centuries-old Pataveh Bridge near Yasuj, southwest Iran.

The tremor, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, hit the region on Wednesday.

“The quake widened some of the cracks that had already spread out on the bridge, however, fortunately, it didn’t inflict any damage on other historical sites across Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad province,” Mehr quoted a provincial tourism official as saying on Thursday.

Pataveh Bridge is a masonry arched monument dating back to Safavid era (1501–1736).

PHOTO: A view of Pataveh Bridge in Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad province

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