Bridge of Gandzak

The bridge stretched over the river Gandzak, in Gandzak Town of Northern Artsakh—a region that suffered deportation of its Armenian population in 1988 and has been annexed to Azerbaijan since then. As reported by a traveller, by the mid-19th century, the remains of this once multi-span bridge had appeared overland due to the deviation of the river channel: “…a multi-span bridge, but the water dried up and did not flow in another bed, leaving the bridge on land.” __11. Jalaliants, S. Travel to Great Armenia, part 1, Tpghis, 1842, p. 172 (the original in Armenian). Most presumably, the bridge of Gandzak, that was entirely constructed of brick, dates back to the period between the 16th and 17th centuries.