The bridge of Sanahin is one of the famous engineering constructions of medieval Armenia. According to the inscription on one of the khachqars found near the bridge, it was built at the end of the 12-th century by the Armenian queen Vaneni, in commemoration of her husband King Abas.
The bridge which is built of basalt stones, has a lenght of 60 meters, its right part has a side with a high rock and the left part is situated in the low bank of the river. The length of one-vaulted span is about 18 meters. As the left part of the bridge is at a lower point, from the bank to the center, from both sides there are 12 stepped landings.
Owing to its firmness and the harmonious construction of all the parts, the bridge of Sanahin has its unique place among the numerous bridges of medieval Armenia.