Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Solkan Bridge, Slovenia

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia, For the main arch, they needed 4533 exactly fitted stones of limestone. The bridge arch span of 85 meters or 279 ft, it is the longest stone bridge in the world and the longest stone bridge among train bridges. It holds the record as later construction technology used reinforced concrete to build bridges. It was originally built in the time of the Secession, between 1900 and 1905, and officially opened in 1906.

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
Grandiose architectural bridge design emphasizes the fact that the central arch support Solkan having a length of eighty-five meters, inferior in size only to the Chinese arch bridge Longmen Bridge, which was built in 1961 in the city of Luoyang. During the First World Austrians during the retreat blew up the bridge Solkan, but in 1927 it was restored and it was made a few design changes. So instead of five arches were erected four on each side of the bridge is not only hardened architectural design of buildings, but also to make Solkan even more beautiful. In 1985, the Government of Slovenia Solkansky bridge has made the list of national heritage and took custody of the state. [First Image credit Simon Kompara]

The Solkan Bridge in Domen Škofic’s native Slovenia had always been a target for the ambitious climber. Half an hour after setting out to scale the longest stone arch in the world and the mission was complete.
The Solkan Bridge in Domen Škofic’s native Slovenia had always been a target for the ambitious climber. Half an hour after setting out to scale the longest stone arch in the world and the mission was complete. Image credit © Stanko Gruden/Red Bull Content Pool

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
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The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
Image credit kraji.eu

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
Image credit Kraji.eu

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
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The Solkan Bridge (the photograph is from 1906)
The Solkan Bridge (the photograph is from 1906) Image credit Wikipedia

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
Image credit Peter Malovrh

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
Image credit Davide Brissi

The Solkan Bridge or Ponte di Salcano is a 219.7-meter or 721 ft arch bridge over the Soca River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia
Image credit Martina Batistic

The longest stone bridge in the world and the longest stone bridge among train bridges.
The longest stone bridge in the world and the longest stone bridge among train bridges. Image credit pavingmoratorium

Source — Wikipedia

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