Friday, October 20, 2017

Most SNP

Most SNP (Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising), Bratislava
Most SNP (Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising)
Bratislava, September 2017

“Most SNP (Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising), commonly referred to as Most Slovenského národného povstania or the UFO Bridge, and named Nový most (New Bridge) from 1993 to 2012, is a road bridge over the Danube in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane. It is an asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge with a main span length of 303 m (994 ft). Its steel construction is suspended from steel cables, connected on the Petržalka side to two pillars. The total length of the bridge is 430.8 m (1,413 ft), its width 21 m (69 ft), and it weighs 537 t (592 short tons). A special attraction is the flying saucer-shaped structure housing a restaurant, which since 2005 has been called UFO (previously, Bystrica), on the bridge's 84.6 m (278 ft) pylon. The restaurant is reached using an elevator located in the east pillar, and offers a good view over Bratislava. The west pillar houses an emergency staircase with 430 stairs. Nový Most has four lanes for motor traffic on the upper level and lanes for bicycles and pedestrians on the lower level.” (Most SNP, Wikipedia)

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