Sunday, June 29, 2008

EDM #174: Draw a bridge - Nový Most ( Bratislava, Slovakia)

Nový most ( New Bridge , formerly Most SNP ) is a modern structure crossing Danube River (Donau, Dunaj ) in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was built in early ´70s (exact 1967-1972) and is 7th largest suspension (cable-stayed) bridge in the world.

Whole bridge hangs on steel ropes (in 3 points) from a single 85m high pylon, which is in fact an A-shaped steel column on top of which is restaurant and café UFO watch.taste.groove accesible from street level by an fast elevator for 10 people in one beam of the pylon (or by an emergency stairwell of 430 stairs in the other beam ). From top of roof is amazing panoramic view over the city, the river Danube and surroundings 100 km far away. LOOK AT IT HERE !


The bridge is 431,8m long, 21m wide and has two decks (upper is for car traffic, the lower 3,5m wide for pedestrian and cyclists). The entire steel structure weighs 8000 tons in total. It was done by architect J.Lacko and engineer A.Tesár and was declared the structure of the century for Slovakia. It is 27th and most lower building in World Federation of Great Towers but the only one being pylon of the bridge...



6 comments:

Laurel Neustadter said...

Great bridge sketches.

Anita Davies said...

Good feeling of distance here.

Teri C said...

Jan, you did a beautiful job on this. To me, in the USA, a bridge over the Danube sounds so wonderful!!

Kreativlink said...

Wow! I really love that second sketch!

Anna T. said...

Thanks for sharing both sketches and photos!

Alison said...

Nice to see you stopping by my blog - you've been a bit slack yourself! I hope you get back to sketching/blogging soon