"Steinbrück" redirects here. For the German politician, see Peer Steinbrück
Zidani Most (literally, 'stone bridge'; German: Steinbrück) is a settlement in the Municipality of Laško in eastern Slovenia. It lies at the confluence of the Sava and Savinja rivers. The area was traditionally part of the Styria region. It is now included with the rest of the municipality in the Savinja statistical region. It is an important railway station and junction.
A bridge already crossed the Sava in the area in 20 BCE, in the Roman period, linking the towns of Emona, Celeia, and Neviodunum. Zidani Most is named after the bridge over the Sava that was built by the order of Leopold VI, Duke of Austria in 1224 and destroyed by Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1442, during his clashes with the Counts of Celje. The current road stone bridge over the Savinja was built in 1824–26 to the plans of the engineer Friedrich Byloff and linked the town of Celje and the Lower Sava Valley. The old railroad bridge that still stands was built in 1846–49 from 1260 stone blocks to the plans of the engineer Eduard Heider. Its construction was technically very demanding, because it had to follow a curve. Similarly technically demanding was the construction of the new reinforced concrete railroad bridge, built by the Slavec company from Kranj in 1929–30.
Local church 
The local church, built in the eastern part of the settlement known as Vila, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and belongs to the Parish of Marija Širje. It was built in 1920.
- ^ "Zidani Most". Place Names. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
- ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- ^ Laško municipal site
- ^ Slovenian Railways site
- ^ Rojc, Emil (ed.). Radeče: z dediščino preteklosti, utripom sedanjosti in izzivi prihodnosti [Radeče: With the Heritage of the Past, the Pulse of the Present, and the Challenges of the Future]. Municipality of Radeče. pp. 30–62. COBISS 242909696.
- ^ Kemperl, Metoda; Golec, Boris; Klemenčič, Matej et al., eds. (2010). "ZIDANI MOST, cesta in most" [ZIDANI MOST, the road and the bridge]. Arhivski viri za urbanistično in arhitekturno zgodovino na Slovenskem (16.-19. stoletje) [Archival Sources for the History of Urban and Architectural History of the Slovene Lands (16th–19th Century) (in Slovene). OK Informatika. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
- ^ Mlinar, Ivan (1956). "Zidani most v zgodovini" [Zidani Most in History]. Kronika (in Slovene) (Section for the History of Places, Association of Historical Societies of Slovenia) 4 (2): 67–76. ISSN 0023-4923.
- ^ Jenko, Jože (1962). "Med Zidanim Mostom in Siskom vozijo vlaki že 100 let" [Trains Drive Between Zidani Most and Sisak Already 100 Years]. Kronika (in Slovene) (Section for the History of Places, Association of Historical Societies of Slovenia) 10 (2): 103. ISSN 0023-4923.
- ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 4163
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