Rooster Bridge

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The Rooster Bridge (1931) connects 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 a footbridge crossing the Gradaščica River in the Trnovo District south of the downtown of Ljubljana. It stands between the Trnovo Bridge and the outflow of the Gradaščica into the Ljubljanica,[5]:127 and connects Gradaščica Street (Gradaška ulica) in the northern Krakovo neighbourhood (left bank) to Eipper Street (Eipprova ulica) in the southern Trnovo neighbourhood (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 10 Gradaščica Street), 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]

A sketch of the Rooster Bridge by Plečnik (1928)

A wooden footbridge stood at the site until 1931.[11] The current structure, which replaced it in November that year,[11] was built by the constructor Matko Curk according to plans by the architect Jože Plečnik, who had designed it as part of his 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 Slovenian). Nova revija. ISBN 961-6017-78-0. 
  6. ^ Krečič, Peter (1991). Plečnikova Ljubljana [Plečnik's Ljubljana] (in Slovenian). 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. ^ "The Suburbs of Krakovo and Trnovo". Ljubljana Tourism. February 2012. p. 30 http://issuu.com/visitljubljana/docs/ljubljana-tourist-guide?mode=window&pageNumber=30.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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 Slovenian). 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] (PDF) (in Slovenian). Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. p. 27. COBISS 7132793. 
  14. ^ "Ljubljana - Nabrežja Gradaščice" [Ljubljana – Embankments of the Gradaščica]. Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage (in Slovenian). 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