Baratashvili Bridge

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Baratshvili Bridge
ბარათაშვილის ხიდი
River Mtkvari, the Baratashvili Bridge & Presidential Palace in Tbilisi (2010).jpg
View of Baratashvili Bridge over Kura River with President's Office on the right
Coordinates41°41′46″N 44°48′22″E / 41.696°N 44.8060°E / 41.696; 44.8060Coordinates: 41°41′46″N 44°48′22″E / 41.696°N 44.8060°E / 41.696; 44.8060
CrossesKura River (Mtkvari)
LocaleTbilisi, Georgia
Maintained byTbilisi City Administration
Characteristics
Designcantilever bridge
Total length150 metres (490 ft)
History
Opened1966

Baratashvili Bridge (Georgian: ბარათაშვილის ხიდი, baratashvilis khidi) is a traffic and pedestrian bridge over the Kura River in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. It was built in 1966 in place of the previously dismantled Mukhrani Bridge honoring Princess Mukhrani.[1][2]

Design[edit]

The bridge, located in Mtasminda district of the city,[3] is often referred to as Bridge of Love, in reference to its current name given in honor of Georgian romanticism poet Nikoloz Baratashvili. The railings of the bridge have been decorated with bronze figures of couples in love.[1][4] The bridge stretches over Mtkvari River in parallel to the picturesque Bridge of Peace[5] and extends to Tbilisi Airport through a recently renovated highway.[6] The bridge and the highway were renovated by Khidmsheni construction company.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tbilisi Travel Guide. Tourist Routes". Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  2. ^ "Мост Бараташвили (он же Мухранский) (Тбилиси)" [Baratashvili (aka Mukhrani) Bridge (Tbilisi)]. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  3. ^ "Район Мтацминда" [Mtatsminda district]. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  4. ^ "Мост Бараташвили" [Baratashvili Bridge]. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  5. ^ "World Architecture. Peace Offering". Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  6. ^ "President Saakashvili attends road rehabilitation works at Baratashvili Bridge". Office of the President of Georgia. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  7. ^ "Khidmsheni. About us". Retrieved 2011-05-18.