Trans-Iranian Railway

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  • A view of the Veresk Bridge in Iran’s Mazandaran province 2020-01-27 23:32

    Sister arch bridges: one in Iran, the other in Switzerland

    TEHRAN – The masonry arch bridges of stone or brick have long been constructed across the globe, some lasting for millennia. They are also iconic for having similar characteristics, amongst them Veresk Bridge in Iran’s Mazandaran province and Wiesen Viaduct in the canton of Graubunden, Switzerland, both designed in the 20th century for single-track railway.

  • ICOMOS to assess Iran’s cross-country railways for UNESCO tag 2019-09-15 20:36

    ICOMOS to assess Iran’s cross-country railways for UNESCO tag

    TEHRAN – A team of experts from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is scheduled to visit Iran late September in order to assess Iran’s cross-country railways for a possible UNESCO registration.

  • Photo depicts the Veresk Bridge, a masonry arch railroad bridge in northern Iran. The 66-metre-long structure was nicknamed as that bridge of victory during World War II. 2018-03-17 19:39

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for its railways

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body pursues possible inscription of cross-country railways, which includes arrays of bridges, stations and other historical monuments, on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2019.