Tagged: bridges

Saint Lutgardis

Charles Bridge: Saint Lutgardis

Visitors to Prague are always surprised to learn that the avenue of saints keeping watch over Charles Bridge was never planned as a single architectural scheme. In fact the statues were created by no fewer than fifteen sculptors...

Nuselský Most (Nusle Bridge)

Nuselský Most (Nusle Bridge)

Since the nineteenth century, various solutions had been proposed for a bridge to link central Prague with the southern suburb of Pankrác, spanning the third-of-a-mile-wide Botič valley. Architects Stanislav Bechyně and Bohumír Kozák produced an elegant triple arch...

Karlův Most: Charles Bridge

Karlův Most: Charles Bridge

In 1170, King Vladislav II of Bohemia commissioned a stone bridge connecting the Old Town and Malá Strana. Built just downstream of the present structure, the surviving buttress of the former bridge can still be seen in the...

Most Legií: Bridge of the Legions

Most Legií: Bridge of the Legions

These copper-domed turrets, recently restored, were originally toll-booths for the nine-span stone bridge constructed between 1898 and 1901 and named after the first emperor of Austria, Franz I. Designed by the architect Antonín Balšánek to replace an earlier...