Azerbaijanis Destroyed the Halivor Bridge

  • by Western Armenia, June 16, 2023 in Society
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Another cultural vandalism. The website "Caucasus Heritage Watch" published satellite photos showing that Azerbaijanis destroyed the bridge in Halivor. Halivor or Halivor bridge is located 2 km south-west of the village of Mets Tagher, Hadrut region, on the Ishkhanaget River.

According to the seven lines inscription carved on the stone adjacent to the facade, the bridge was built in 1835.

It is one of the six bridges built on the Ishkhanaget and its tributaries, four of which are protected and active.

The Halivor Bridge is as if it were the green belt of Ishkhanaget.

This area connects the Mets Tagher area across the river to the village of Tumi.

A one-arch bridge with a semi-cylindrical vault, it connected the rocky banks of the river. Its length is 20 meters, width - 3 meters, height - 9 meters.

The width of the arch opening of 9 meters.

It should be noted that the bridge differs from the others in its structure and position.

It is made of large and small rough quartz fragments with a hard lime mortar.

State Service for Historical Environment Protection of the Republic of Artsakh.

The government of Western Armenia regards the policy of cultural vandalism by the Baku authorities as part of the Turkish policy of genocide and conquest of territory that has been going on for centuries.

This policy is specifically directed at a clear addressee - the Republic of Western Armenia, recognized in 1917-1920, by more than twenty states.

Western Armenia, represented by President Armenak Abrahamian, is speaking about this problem and a number of other issues from the rostrum of the UN Commission on Indigenous Peoples.

The latest reports were presented at meetings held from June 5-9, 2023, which we covered on our television.