Deir Al-Zour Bridge

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Deer Al Zour

Deir Al-Zour is one of the largest Syrian cities located in the eastern side of the country, and it is known locally as the monastery, which is the administrative center of the Deir Al-Zour Governorate, and the majority of the inhabitants living in it are Arabs with some minorities from the Armenians and Kurds, and most of the Arabs in them belong to the Aqeedat and Baqar tribes.

Oil was discovered in it and internal resources during the eighties of the last century, which made the city witness a remarkable growth in creating good job opportunities and increasing the activity of local markets. However, the economy in the city depends first on agricultural activities in the countryside, where its lands along a river Euphrates are highly fertile, and cotton and wheat are among the most productive crops in the city. In this article, we will explain some information about the construction of this bridge.

Deir Al-Zour suspension bridge

It is considered one of the bridges in the Deir Ezzor region, which was built during the French occupation of the Syrian Republic during 1925 AD, and it was built in the style of the Western style, and its construction lasted for a period of 6 years, during which time many of the city’s children died.

There are those who say that some of them fell inside the concrete that holds the bridge by pouring cement inside – that is, there are still some bodies inside the columns of the bridge – and it was opened during the month of March 1931 AD, but it was destroyed by the Syrian forces in 2013 AD, where this bridge is considered One of the most prominent monuments in the city, and the second suspension bridge was built globally after the bridge in southern France.

Characteristics and advantages of Deir Ezzor Bridge

The bridge is characterized by four stone pillars, which are linked with each other by metal rods of rough steel, linked by a beautiful and tight engineering style, and the length of each of the four pillars is approximately 36 meters, and the length of the bridge is approximately 450 meters and its width is approximately 4 meters.

Building the construction of the bridge cost approximately 1.3 million Syrian pounds at that time, as it was illuminated with electricity during the year 1947 A.D.

During 1980, walking on the bridge was forbidden by motorcycles and cars, as the way to walk on this bridge was organized through two factors, each worker is at one end, and they communicate by contacting them on the phone, when a car passes from the bridge, the other worker is told, so he in turn prevents traffic Cars until this car passes from the other end and so on.

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