Veresk Bridge

Few years before the second world war, 1934, Yurgen Saxild the Danish co., Kampsax signed a contract with Iranian authorities to build 900 Km, Trans Iranian Railway connecting Persian Gulf to Caspian Sea in 9 months. In reality it took 18 months but a real masterpiece was born then.

 

No reinforced concrete. Dynamite, power drills, cement and stone and an iron will for sure. Finally it was ready for inauguration and the builder was ordered to stand in the valley under the bridge. Kind of assurance for its safety and strength. It was supposed to play a real vital role in the destiny and history of the world and become a national heritage and tourist attraction.

 

Veresk region topography was complicated and railway construction there made the most troublesome stage of the job. Skilled European engineers and topographers were called to Iran and started their study in order to find a reliable technical solution for the extreme slope of the region.
The only solution was bridging both sides of the 110 meters deep valley.

 

Nine years later, Sir Winston Churchill named it “Bridge of Victory”.
75 heavy wagons per day, full of heavy weapons were crossing over this bridge to help Russian Red Army fight their enemy.

 

This beautiful masterpiece, one of the strategic bridges of the world is still in service. The builders had guaranteed it for 70 years but Veresk Bridge is now 81 years old in 2015 but still sturdy. 

Veresk is also recorded for ever, in the hearts of nations involved directly or indirectly in the Second World War. It is also called “Bridge of Victory”.

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