Railway Bridge, Riga

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The Railway Bridge (Latvian: Dzelzceļa tilts) is a bridge that crosses the Daugava river in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

The first iron railway bridge in Riga, over 600 ftm long, was erected in 1871-1872[1] for Riga - Jelgava railroad.

The new bridge was inaugurated 1914, shelled twice, during World War I in 1917 and World War II in 1944, and was rebuilt both times.[2] The bridge is nowadays the only railway bridge in Riga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego..., Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland, vol. 10, p. 176, "Ryga" (in Polish language): "...Jeden drewniany, pływający, drugi żelazny (przeszło 600 sążni), zbudowany w latach 1871-72..."
  2. ^ Gunta Vilka. "Latvijas Dzelzceļa Vēstures Muzejs" (in Latvian). University of Latvia. p. 29. Retrieved 2009-07-23. [dead link]

Coordinates: 56°56′32″N 24°06′24″E / 56.9422588°N 24.1067505°E / 56.9422588; 24.1067505