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Bridges have long served as a means of connection between people. Whether they are long or short, wide or narrow, all bridges serve a purpose. It is time to show off the best bridges of Eastern Europe!

In this thread, we will nominate our bridges.

Nominating Guidelines:
  1. Make sure to include the official name of the nomination, as well as where it is located - city, and country.

  2. All nominations require pictures to accompany them. Post pictures only, not links to websites with pictures. Post only the best pictures that represent your nomination accurately, and in the best way possible. Avoid posting large pictures or panoramas, instead include links to them.

  3. Only two (2) nominees per country are allowed. Therefore, choose only the most distinctive, exceptional nominees. Basically, the best in the country! It's a good idea to discuss the nominations with your fellow countrymen, and posters, so that everyone comes to an agreement about what should be nominated. If more nominees are posted per country, only the first two will be considered.

  4. Since there are only 15 spots on the poll, the first 15 valid nominations will be submitted. To avoid disappointment, post your nominations as early as possible. To make sure that your nominations are not late, you can even post the nomination without any pictures first, and edit your post later. Another suggestion is to edit your old posts, instead of creating new posts, so you can keep your original position.

  5. The guidelines are here to make sure that everyone enjoys this installation, while keeping it fair - please follow them.

  6. Enjoy! :)
 

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This is Višegrad, small town on Drina river coast between Serb Republic - Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia - Serbia and Montenegro. It was builted by Ottomans.









 

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'Grunwaldzki' bridge

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WARSAW

'Siekierkowski' bridge



 

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From Belgrade maybe we could nominate the New Railway Bridge:











BTW this can't be nominated yet, but the Freedom Bridge in Novi Sad that was destroyed during the bombardment should be opened in a few weeks. They are finishing the last few metres.



Also, I'm hoping that Zezeljev Bridge (the one in the middle below) in Novi Sad will also soon be rebuilt.

 

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@Mila: Please post all of those pictures of Stari Most individually. It will take longer for us to open every single picture while compiling the nominations. Thanks.
 

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One question Sergiy, how come Nate is handling the series and not ahsm or myself?
 

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Well, here's the clear winner, as posted in the rate our architecture forum.



The Stari Most (literally the Old Bridge) is a very famous bridge in Mostar over the river Neretva. It was constructed from 1557 to 1566. The distinctive arch is 29 meters wide and 20 meters tall. The profile of the bridge is so thin and high above the water that to many it was hard to believe such a building could be built from huge stone blocks.

The bridge was built simply to connect the two sides of the Neretva without any decorative intent or special meaning. The main influence on the design of the bridge were the surroundings and location. The whole complex is not the result of one design but a continous development through the ages, dependent on historical events and the need for protecting the river crossing. The old bridge is not related to any specific style or age of architecture; it is unique in the world.

Work began after the citizens of Mostar asked Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent to build them a new stone bridge in place of an existing, but unstirdy, wooden one. The sultan obliged and set the task to an imperial architect by the name of Hajrudin, disciple of the legendary Minar Sinan. According to legend, Hajrudin fled the city the day before the bridge was opened, out of fear of Suleiman the Magnificent who had said he would be put to death if the arch of the bridge ever fell apart. The work itself required 456 blocks of stone. The Stari Most has for years been on the UNESCO world heritage list. It was destroyed during inter-ethnic fighting in 1993 but has just been rebuilt and reopened in the summer of 2004. It is Mostar's premier landmark and is widely regarded as a symbol of unity and multicultural harmony.

















 

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L3D3NI said:
Well, here's the clear winner, as posted in the rate our architecture forum.
Yes, there is the clear winner, I mean Karlov Most in Prague from the XIV century. ;)
 
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