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Keywords Change this

Bridge, Modernism

Project timeline

1967 – 1972

Type

Infrastructure

Location Change this

Bratislava
Slovakia

Also known as Change this

UFO Bridge, Nový most

Architect Change this

The Bridge of Slovak National Uprising Change this

Bratislava, Slovakia
by Josef Lacko, Ivan Slamen, ... Change this
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The Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising, commonly referred to as Most SNP or the UFO Bridge, and named Nový most 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. 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, its width 21 m, and it weighs 537 t.

A special attraction is the flying saucer-shaped structure housing a restaurant, which since 2005 has been called UFO, on the bridge's 84.6 m 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.

Sources

  • Wikipedia

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