Bratislava has 5 bridges:
The Old Bridge (Starý most),
The first bridge over the Danube river in Bratislava has had many names, such as Bridge of Emperor Franz Josef, Štefánik’s Bridge or Bridge of the Red Army. Emperor Franz Josef opened it for the first time on 30th December 1890.
They built it using exclusively domestic materials from Austria-Hungary. The bridge had served for 45 years before being blown up by the retreating German army in 1945. The commies reconstructed it in 1946.
The bridge of the Slovak National Uprising (The new bridge, Most SNP), 1972
This bridge has survived hell of a lot name changes. The current name was originally valid until 1989, then renamed to New Bridge (Novy most) despite being the second oldest in Bratislava.
The Harbour Bridge (Prístavný most), 1985
The Harbour Bridge stands in the most eastern part of Danube’s riverfront, close to Bratislava’s cargo river harbour – hence its name. It has two floors with double function of the road and railway bridge. It is usually quite busy and serves as the only railway bridge in Bratislava. The Lafranconi Bridge, 1991
The Lafranconi Bridge is the first bridge made out of concrete. It stands in the most western part of Danube’s riverfront. They started building it in 1985 and finished in 1991.
Apollo Bridge, 2005
The Apollo Bridge carries its name after the “Apollo” oil refinery (predecessor of Slovnaft) which used to lie on the left river bank in this area before World War II and became a target of aerial bombing of American airplanes in 1944.
photo by @ufobratislava
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