Prague Bridges

Prague Bridges

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Prague Bridges
Prague Bridges

Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge (Karlův most) is the most famous bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague. The construction of Charles bridge started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. It replaced the Judith Bridge.

Čechův Bridge
Čechův Bridge is the shortest of all the bridges over the Vltava river in Prague. It is named after a Czech writer, journalist and poet Svatopluk Čech.

Legion Bridge
The bridge named after the Czechoslovakia legions during World War I is situated between the National Theatre and Újezd. From the bridge you can get to Střelecký Island, an island in the middle of the Vltava river at this place.

Mánes Bridge
The bridge connects Aleš Embankment (Alšovo nábřeží) and Rudolfinum with Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana). It is named after the Czech painter Josef Mánes (1820 – 1871).

Jirásek Bridge
Jirásek Bridge (Jiráskův most) was built to connect Jirásek Square in the New Town with Dientzenhofer Garden in Smíchov. Next to bridge on the New Town part there is the famous Dancing House.

Palacký Bridge
The Palacký Bridge is one of the oldest still used bridges in Prague, it was built almost 150 years ago. it was built in 1876 mainly because of the industrial boom at Smíchov.

Libeň Bridge
The Libeň Bridge is a concrete bridge between the Libeň District and Holešovice built in the 1920s. It was badly damaged during the 2002 floods.

Hlávka Bridge
The bridge joining the Karlín District and Holešovice is named after the Czech architect Josef Hlávka. It is part of the motorway crossing the Vltava river that goes through Prague.

Nusle Bridge
The concrete viaduct passing over the Nusle District. The bridge is one of the backbones of Prague’s transportation network. The Nuselský Bridge has two decks, the upper one has six traffic lanes and is used by cars, buses as well as pedestrians and the lower one there is an underground railway for metro.

Vyšehrad Railway bridge
The railway bridge at Výtoň – commonly called the Vyšehrad Bridge – is used for trains and pedestrians.