The Melik Tangi Bridge
The historic Melik Tangi Bridge is located about 20 km east of the city of Sisian, in the Syunik Province of Armenia, under the ruins of the once mighty Vorotnaberd Fortress.
The relief and the landscape of Syunik are mountainous. Settlements, churches and fortresses were built here, as a rule, on the peaks, and very rarely – in the valleys. To move from one peak to another, it was necessary to go down and climb again, but only after overcoming the stormy mountain river Vorotan.
For those who were in the Vorotnaberd Fortress, and were going to visit the Vorotnavank Monastery, this was a serious task. It was solved with the help of a single-span arch bridge, built by the Melik Tangi in 1855. This bridge is still in use today, as it connects the two banks of the Vorotan River.
It is not so much the engineering solution and implementation that impresses, but rather the natural beauty of the gorge of the Vorotan River, and the Melik Tangi Bridge fits perfectly into the local landscape.
Near the bridge there is a thermal spring (37°C), managed into the square baths since the Soviet times. In summer, there is nowhere to fall for an apple, people bathe and enjoy the clean mountain air and the roaring sound of the Vorotan River. Combined with the gorgeous mountain landscapes, this is a perfect place for unforgettable photo shoots.
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