Is "Red Bridge" a cousin of the Eiffel Tower?

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This is one of the oldest and busiest routes on the territory of Kazakhstan and it is almost coincide with the modern highway from Shymkent to Turkestan. The route represents a glorious mishmash of cultures and eras, like any mountain path that was exploited for centuries.

River Arys is noticeable landmark on the monotonous way. It is small, if we are talking about the size; but when it comes to contribution to the history it will greater than many others. It is enough to say that the richest archaeological area in Kazakhstan - Otrar oasis is at its lower course, where it flows into the glorious SyrDarya. However, ancient settlements and cemeteries are everywhere along Arys banks.

Monuments of the early middle Ages and developed socialism could be located next to each other. However, socialism, for some reason, is not in favor right now and it has been ruthlessly extirpated from everywhere. Why it annoyed everyone so much?

The place, where the highway crosses Arys, jumping from a steep left bank to the sloping right, strongly resembles a large canvas of Abylkhan Kasteev, which is stored in his memorial hall in the Museum of Art in Almaty. But there is Talas river not Arys. They are so resemble each other! Childish and naive open view of the river (with bathers, shepherds, buses, endless expanse, boundless steppe sky, skylarks, which are not visible but inaudible) imprinted in the memory as an impression of comfort and coziness.

Further down the road, Bugun, openwork metal structure resembling a piece of the Eiffel Tower, stands above the river next to the modern highway. This is the famous Red Bridge - a monument of engineering of the end of XIX century. Back then, a rapid construction of highways and railroads began in order to tie Russian metropolis with new colonies of Turkestan in the region. Red Bridge is one of the firstborn of this construction.

The place, where the highway crosses Arys, jumping from a steep left bank to the sloping right, strongly resembles a large canvas of Abylkhan Kasteev, which is stored in his memorial hall in the Museum of Art in Almaty. But there is Talas river not Arys. They are so resemble each other! Childish and naive open view of the river (with bathers, shepherds, buses, endless expanse, boundless steppe sky, skylarks, which are not visible but inaudible) imprinted in the memory as an impression of comfort and coziness.

Further down the road, Bugun, openwork metal structure resembling a piece of the Eiffel Tower, stands above the river next to the modern highway. This is the famous Red Bridge - a monument of engineering of the end of XIX century. Back then, a rapid construction of highways and railroads began in order to tie Russian metropolis with new colonies of Turkestan in the region. Red Bridge is one of the firstborn of this construction.

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