Marian Bridge Ústí nad Labem
The Marian Bridge in Ústí nad Labem is a link between the city and Střekov. It spans the river Elbe, was opened in 1998 and is designed for pedestrians, cyclists and road transport. In Ústí nad Labem, it is the youngest of all three bridges you can find in the city (after the railway bridge and the Dr. Eduard Beneš bridge).
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Interesting facts Marian Bridge Ústí nad Labem
We find it in places called the Ústí Gate and the northern end extends below the Marian Rock. In addition to the ruins of Střekov Castle, the Marian Bridge is a dominant feature of Ústí nad Labem. The design was developed by Roman Koucký. Karel Kuča, an architect and historian of urbanism, even claims that the Marian Bridge is the most significant modern symbol of the city of Ústí nad Labem.
The Marian Bridge was built for 5 years. In 1999, it won the award of the European Association of Steel Structures and was also ranked among the ten best buildings in the world of the last decade.
In 2002, 2006 and 2013, the bridge survived and withstood major floods, but it was unable to fulfill its function as a link between Střekov and the city, and therefore the construction of a flyover in the direction of Krásná Březno is planned.
The "Mariánský most" variant won the vote on the name of the bridge, and the Harfa, Vidlák, Most barikádníků, Mobidik or Semtammost versions also fell in the proposals.
The bridge consists of two pylons, each with fifteen steel ropes carrying a bridge deck, which is 179 meters long. The height of the pylons is 60 meters, as is the height of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Ústí nad Labem. The weight of the bridge is about 3,500 tons and it is partly steel and partly reinforced concrete.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová