Captured satellite images show that between April 8 and July 7, the Makun Bridge in Mets Tagher village in Artsakh’s occupied Hadrut region was destroyed by Azerbaijani forces who were constructing roads and attempting to re-engineer the course of the Ishkhanaget River, the Caucasus Heritage Watch reported.
Mets Tagher is one of two villages captured by Azerbaijani force after the November 9 agreement was signed.
CHW sources have confirmed its location despite tree cover making the it difficult for the bridge to be seen in satellite imagery.
Between April 8 and July 7, the Makun Bridge in Mets Tagher/Böyük Tağlar was destroyed in the course of river engineering and road construction. The small structure is difficult to see in satellite imagery due to tree cover, but CHW’s sources have confirmed its location. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/wvfz9MxK6n— CaucasusHeritageWatch (@CaucasusHW) August 31, 2021
Built in 1890 of roughly hewn stones, the arched Makun bridge spanned a small tributary of the Ishkhanaget River.
A construction inscription was once set in the bridge’s façade that “In memory of Ghazar Harutiun Bejaniants” in Armenia.
The inscription stone fell prior to 2009 and was moved to the village museum before the 2020 war. Its current location and condition are unknown.