The Igakuts Bridge
The Igakuts Bridge is located on the Igakn River, 2.2 kilometres northwest of Tumi village in Hadrut region (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1 Igakuts Bridge, photo is from the Informative Database of Monuments of the Republic of Artsakh.
There isn't any historical information about the bridge, and there is no inscription on the monument. As a consequence, the bridge's exact date of construction is uncertain and unknown (Fig. 2).
The bridge is single-span in composition. It is made of rough and unpolished stones as well as lime mortar. Natural boulders support the edge sections (Fig. 3). The span's length is 4.43 meters, its width is 2.56 meters, and its height above the water level is 4.55 meters (fig. 4, Karapetyan 2009, 58).
Fig. 3 The Bridge’s edge section, photo is from the Informative Database of Monuments of the Republic of Artsakh.
Fig. 2 The general view of the bridge, photo by S. Karapetyan.
Fig. 4 The measurements of the bridge, photo by S. Karapetyan.
The condition before, during, and after the war
Tumi's Igakuts Bridge was standing and intact prior to the war, despite its emergency state. There is no information available about the situation following the war.
In his book "Bridges of Artsakh," researcher S. Karapetyan refers to the bridge as "Haykazn (Yeri Igyakuts)" and assumes it was built between the 15th and 16th centuries (Karpetyan 2009, 58). According to the Information Database of Monuments of the Republic of Artsakh, the bridge dates from the 12th to the 13th centuries. There is no additional bibliographic data.
- Karapetyan, 2009-Karapetyan S., Bridges of Artsakh, Yerevan.
- Informative database of monuments of the Republic of Artsakh, Bridge of "Igakuts", http://monuments.nk.am/pages.php?al=home&id=343&act1=more&act=filter&mtype=81®ion=2&city=%D5%8F%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%B4%D5%AB, 02 .09.2022.
The Igakuts Bridge