Bridge of Gyurgyur

The bridge extends across the river Sevjoor at the northern extremity of Gharachinar Village, Shahumian District—stripped of its Armenian population and annexed by Azerbaijan since 1992—Republic of Artsakh (RMK). Until 1992, its construction inscription (see it in the Armenian text) was preserved on its facade looking downstream:

Transl.: Gharachinar Village, 1885. This bridge is in memory of Mirap, Petros, Avagiants Hovhannes and his three sons.

Published for the first time.

The bridge of Gyurgyur represents a single-span structure of entirely finely-finished and roughly-dressed stones with mortar.

Span length: 6.18 metres; passage width: 5.20 metres; height above water level: 5.60 metres.