Historic Leylan Bridge
Leylan is a town in East Azerbaijan province locating in Malekan County in Leylan district.
The ancient Leylan city is suggested as one of the biggest and the most important cities of Azerbaijan after Islam. Due to earthquakes, floods and other natural phenomena, it has been ruined and today, it is just an abandoned city. The present history of Leylan is very short. In fact many years ago, one of the tribes were inhabited near old city, Leylan, and authorities of country choosed the name of Leylan because of its vicinity to an ancient village called Leylan. In recent years, according to the oldness of the area, many researchers and historians have begun to research in Leylan city. This is a factor to attract population to village, as far as many small numbers of village population departed, some migrants from neighbor villages came into this village. In 1374 SH, according to population statistics which was more than 5000 people, and based on its archaism, Le, as far as many small numbers of village population departed, some migrants from neighbor villages came into this village. In 1374 SH, according to population statistics which was more than 5000 people, and based on its archaism, Leylan village was converted to a city. Nowadays, Leylan was faced with many advances, and in fact today’s Leylan is heir of the ancient city.
Leylan-Chay River which passes from inside of Leylan city has been the passage route of caravans and people during history, and as a result, existence of bridge on the river has been a need forever. In this paper, we considered the historic bridge of this river.
This remnant has been recorded as one of the national works of Iran with registry number 8393 in 9th of Ordibehesht, 1382 (2003).
Leylan has been located in distance of 20 kilometers from southeast of Malekan, in distance of 163 kilometers from southwest of Tabriz and in distance of 678 kilometers from northwest of Tehran.