Hradecky Bridge, Ljubljana

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The Hradecky Bridge is one of the first hinged bridges in the world, the first and only preserved cast iron bridge in Slovenia, and one of its most highly valued technical achievements. It spans the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction, it was praised as elegant, very modern, and economical. Because it was later used to transport the dead from the Ljubljana hospital to the mortuary, it was nicknamed the Mortuary Bridge, but has retained its beauty and technical perfection. Throughout history, both names have persisted.
Since 2011, it has been located at an extension of Hren Street between the Krakovo Embankment and the Gruden Embankment, connecting the Trnovo District and the Prule neighbourhood in the Center District. It has three articulated arches, each of them made of two parts, joined with a bolt by the principle of the charnier arch at the highest point of the arch. Technically, it quite surpasses the Iron Bridge in England. The elements are joined with screws instead of wedges, and reinforcing bars and hollow elements were used instead of full pylons, which has enabled the bridge to be much lighter, but stable.
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  • There are many bridges here.This is an Iron bridge and beautiful. A good place to take a couple of photos and go for a walk.  more »
  • There are several bridges that I visited during my 3-day stay in the city. The iron works are exquisite, beautifully crafted. This is why it is my favorite! Not usually crowded during my visit.  more »

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