Apollo Bridge, Bratislava
Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Apollo Bridge in Bratislava is a road bridge over the Danube in the capital of Slovakia. It is located between the Starý most and Pristavný most Bridges, a site which allowed almost perpendicular bridging, resulting in the shortest possible span.Construction of the bridge began in 2003. The bridge was opened to the public on September 5, 2005. It is named for the "Apollo" oil refinery which was situated on the left river bank in this area before World War II. Its curved lines, inclined arches and virtual absence of right angles make the geometric shape of the bridge very sophisticated. In an unprecedented maneuver, the 5,240-ton steel structure, spanning 231 metres, was rotated across the river from its construction site on the left bank into its final position on a pillar 40 metres from the right bank. The Apollo Bridge was the only European project named one of five finalists for the 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers.Make Apollo Bridge a part of your Bratislava vacation plans using our Bratislava vacation planner.
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Bratislava has a range of bridges that allow you to cross the Danube and explore both banks of the river. There are many walkways and cycle tracks and lots of opportunities to cross back - lovely for ... read more »
Apollo Bridge is the new bridge in Bratislava comparing to the others and offers the smooth transportation. It is also good for bikers.
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Mais uma ponte moderna que atravessa o Rio Danúbio, em Bratislava.Pode-se passar a pé , o que lhe dá uma chance de tirar fotos da cidade e da ponte New Bridge.More modern bridge that crosses the river Danube in Bratislava can pass on foot, which gives you a chance to take pictures of the city and the New Bridge Bridge.show original
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