Shaharah Bridge

Yemen architectural masterpiece “the beautiful Shahareh Bridge”

The Shaharah bridge was built in the 17th century connecting two mountains Jabal al Emir and Jabal al Faish. This bridge is about 65 feet long and 9 feet wide. This bridge is the only way that leads to the town of Shaharah.

Yemen is considered one of the oldest centers of civilization in the world, located in the Arabian Peninsula. Most of the northern part of the country contains mountains. The people of Shahareh town had no choice but to climb and go down mountains to trade with other neighboring villages. However, with the build of this bridge, Yemen citizens could move quickly and freely between the hills.

This bridge was constructed based on connecting and protecting Shaharah town when the people of Shaharah regained their freedom from the Ottoman Turks in the 1500s. The leader of the Shararah town ordered the architect Salah al Yaman to build the bridge with the idea of being able to connect but can be easily destroyed in the event of another invasion.


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