Rooster Bridge

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The Rooster Bridge (1931) links Krakovo and Trnovo.

The Rooster Bridge[1] (Slovene: Petelinji most, Petelinja brv, Petelinov most,[2][3] Tenente[4]) in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is the footbridge crossing the Gradaščica River in the Trnovo District to the south of the Ljubljana center. It is located between the Trnovo Bridge and the outflow of the Gradaščica into the Ljubljanica[5]:127 and connects Gradaščica Street (Gradaška ulica) in northern Krakovo (left bank) and Eipper Street (Eipprova ulica) in southern Trnovo (right bank).[6][7] These are the oldest Ljubljana suburbs, known for their market gardens and cultural events.[8]

Name[edit]

The Rooster Bridge was named for a nearby inn (at Gradaščica Street 10), known as Pri petelinu 'At the Rooster'.[2] The alternate name Tenente is derived from the former Lieutenant's Inn (Pri Tenenteju).[9][10]

History and design[edit]

The sketch of the Rooster Bridge by Plečnik (1928)

A wooden footbridge was at the site until 1931.[11] The current structure, which replaced it in November of that year,[11] was built by the constructor Matko Curk upon the plans of the architect Jože Plečnik, who designed it as part of the Water Axis along the Ljubljanica.[5]:12 It is a simple iron and concrete footbridge,[10] supported by two horseshoe-like arches and a strong fence,[12] which consists of concrete boundary markers, linked with a metal pipe.[13] As Plečnik's heritage, it has been protected as cultural heritage of national significance since 2009.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hrausky, Andrej (1997). Plečnik's Ljubljana: An Architectural Guide. Dessa. ISBN 9789619042618. 
  2. ^ a b Kocjan-Barle, Marta. 1994. Abeceda pravopisa: Vaje. Ljubljana: DZS, p. 39.
  3. ^ Stanonik, Marija. 2001. Bela Ljubljana: zgodbe iz slovenske prestolnice. Ljubljana: Kmečki glas, p. 47.
  4. ^ Kobilica, Katarina & Andrej Studen. 1999. Volja do dela je bogastvo: mikrozgodovinska študija o ljubljanskem stavbnem podjetniku Matku Curku (1885-1953) in njegovi družini. Ljubljana: Nova revija, p. 127.
  5. ^ a b Kobilica, Katarina; Studen, Andrej (1999). Volja do dela je bogastvo: mikrozgodovinska študija o ljubljanskem stavbnem podjetniku Matku Curku (1885-1953) in njegovi družini [The Will to Work Is a Fortune: A Microhistorical Study About the Ljubljana Construction Businessman Matko Curk (1885–1953)]. Korenine (in Slovene). Nova revija. ISBN 961-6017-78-0. 
  6. ^ Krečič, Peter (1991). Plečnikova Ljubljana [Plečnik's Ljubljana] (in Slovene). Cankarjeva založba. p. 30. ISBN 9788636107416. 
  7. ^ Habič, Marko (1997). Gradaščica in cerkev Sv. Janeza Krstnika [Gradaščica Creek and the Church of St. John the Baptist]. "Prestolnica Ljubljana nekoč in danes" [A pictorial chronicle of a capital city]. Geopedia.si (National Publishing House of Slovenia). ISBN 86-341-2007-4. 
  8. ^ Ljubljana Tourist Guide. Ljubljana Tourism. February 2012. p. 30. 
  9. ^ Stanonik, Marija. 2001. Bela Ljubljana: zgodbe iz slovenske prestolnice. Ljubljana: Kmečki glas, p. 114.
  10. ^ a b Krečič, Peter (1993). Plečnik, the Complete Works. Whitney Library of Design. p. 116. ISBN 0-8230-2565-9. 
  11. ^ a b "Dnevne vesti: Iz Ljubljane" [Daily News: From Ljubljana]. Slovenski narod 64 (263) (Narodna tiskarna). 18 November 1931. ISSN 1408-2373. 
  12. ^ Krečič, Peter (1992). Jože Plečnik (in Slovene). Državna založba Slovenije. p. 206. ISBN 9788634106497. 
  13. ^ Gruden, Mojca. Uporaba krajinskih prvin v delu Jožeta Plečnika [Use of Landscape Elements in the Work of Jože Plečnik] (in Slovene). Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. p. 27. COBISS 7132793. 
  14. ^ "Ljubljana - Nabrežja Gradaščice" [Ljubljana – Embankments of the Gradaščica]. Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovene). Ministry of Culture, Slovenia. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

Coordinates: 46°2′36.31″N 14°30′12.84″E / 46.0434194°N 14.5035667°E / 46.0434194; 14.5035667