New Bridge

Wednesday, 2nd November 2005 by

The New Bridge, formerly the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) Bridge, is the world's seventh largest suspension bridge and was declared the construction of the 20th century in Slovakia. The globe at the south side provides all the support for the bridge, so it does not require a pylon in the Danube. Here's a ground level shot.

Built between 1967 and 1972 the upper deck was inaccessible in the Communist era as, at 95 metres above ground, it gave great views of capitalist Austria. These days you can visit either the observation deck, the 'UFO Taste' restaurant or 'UFO Groove', a "stylish nightclub" (apparently).

Thanks: Andrej Kvasnica, Jan Koubek