Troja Bridge

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Troja Bridge
Prague Troja Trojský most 2015 1.jpg
Coordinates 50°6′44.1″N 14°26′10.15″E / 50.112250°N 14.4361528°E / 50.112250; 14.4361528Coordinates: 50°6′44.1″N 14°26′10.15″E / 50.112250°N 14.4361528°E / 50.112250; 14.4361528
Crosses Vltava River
Locale Prague
Official name Trojský most
Characteristics
Design Bowstring arch bridge
Total length 262 metres (860 ft)
Longest span 200.4 metres (657 ft)[1]
History
Architect Koucky Architects
Designer Mott MacDonald
Constructed by Metrostav
Construction end 2014
Opened October 2014

The Troja Bridge (2014) (Czech: Trojský most) is a bowstring arch bridge[2] in Prague that crosses the Vltava river. It opened to traffic in October 2014.[3] The bridge is 262 metres (860 ft) long. It was designed by Mott MacDonald and Koucky Architects,[4] and was constructed by Metrostav.[5] It connects the districts of Troja and Holešovice. The bridge is noted for slender arch and low height-to-span ratio.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Troja Bridge in Prague–Structural Solution of Steel Parts". Procedia Engineering. 40: 159–164. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2012.07.073.
  2. ^ a b Reina, Peter (May 20, 2013), Unusually Slender Arch Marks Prague Bridge, New York: McGraw Hill Financial, retrieved January 8, 2015
  3. ^ Lazarová, Daniela (6 October 2014). "Trója Bridge opens to traffic". Radio Prague. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Troja bridge, Czech Republic". Mott MacDonald. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Trojský most v Praze zatěžkalo 24 náklaďáků a čtyři tramvaje". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 21 August 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.