The Karun River Bridge


The Karun River Bridge is one of two large Steel Truss arches that were necessary to carry a former road across the deep reservoir created by the  Massive Karun 3 dam. Upon its completion in 2005, the west span became the highest bridge in the middle east, surpassing the record previously held by Iran’s 35 year old Ghotour bridge. The Karun 3 Dam is one os a series of huge hydroelectric projects that have been built along the Karun River which has the greatest discharge of any river in Iran and is hence the most important power producing waterway in the country.


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