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Mánes Bridge – Curiosities

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There used to be so-called Iron or Rudolph´s footbridge where we nowadays transfer Mánes Bridge. The footbridge was constructed between 1868 – 69 and it was the work of Akciové družstvo (Stock Association). The footbridge was raising under the patronage of engineer Schön and also architect Wesselý.

All about Manes Bridge read here

And what did it actually look like? Manes Bridge (czech: Mánesův most)
It was formed by two main pillars on the river bank and of another one on its river bed. It was one hundred and ninenty-two meters long and over three meters wide. The footbridge was hung on huge chains and it was determined for pedestrians only. It served its purpose until 1914, i.e. until the already mentioned Mánes Bridge was built close to it. It was no more needed afterwards. The foundations of its only stone pillar, which used to stand in the middle of the river functionating as a supporting pillar, have been hidden below the surface of the river Vltava until today.

Manes Bridge (czech: Mánesův most)

Mánes Bridge was built in the place where a ferry used to be in service in the past which had been transferring people to the local fisherman colony.A master carpenter Michal Rauk was trying, or rather striving, to build a big wooden bridge over the river Vltava in the half of the 19th century. He even constructed a model of the whole construction but he did not wait to see the great success. The model of the bridge is still preserved in the collections of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Another curiosity which the visitors and tourists normally do not notice at first sight is the symbolism of the colors. The bridge is namely composed of the tricolour.

The bridge was called after the significant Czech painter Josef Mánes who was born in 1820 and died  in 1871. He is by right considered the founder of the Czech national 19th century painting. Besides, Mánes was an excellent portrait painter, his landscapes and illustrations were carefully worked-out, too. You can see his works also on the atronomical clock in the Old-Town Square, namely his figuration of the months.
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Photo Gallery:

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Contact:

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Address:
Náměstí  Jana Palacha (Jan Palach Square)
110 00 Praha 1

Transport connection:
Tram Nr.  17, 18
– Staroměstská station – then walk towards Jan Palach Square and Mánes Bridge
Tram Nr. 12,18,20,22 – Malostranská station and then through a little park along the street Klárov as far as Mánes Bridge

Metro – linka A Staroměstská station  – then walk towards Jan Palach Square and Mánes Bridge
Bus: Nr. 133 – Staroměstská station – then walk towards Jan Palach Square a Mánes Bridge

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Mánesův most 50.089610, 14.412500 Manes Bridge - significant landmark on the river Vltava If you make for Prague down the river Vltava you will count several significant bridges. The ninth of them down the stream is Mánes Bridge(Czech: Mánesův most). So today we will learn about the connection between Jan Palach Square in the Old Town and Klárov(Prague district) in the Lesser Town. Address: Náměstí  Jana Palacha (Jan Palach Square) 110 00 Praha 1 http://www.praguecityline.com/monuments/manes-bridge

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DOWNLOAD: Tourist Guide in the Area

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  Tourist guide PRAGUE CITY LINE - Prague 1 (14,7 MiB)

Prague 1 still belongs to one of the most attractive parts of the whole Prague. Probably nowhere else you can find such a concentration of historic monuments and places where the history and romance of bygone times are all around you. Hardly anywhere you can walk on the same paths where were walking Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Golem of Prague.

 

Other interesting links - Read also

All about: Prague 1 Monuments more read here
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All about: Prague Castle more read here
All about: Royal route and the coronation of King more read here
All about: Petrin Hill more read here
All about: Old Town Square more read here
All about: Jewish Prague more read here
All about: Prague Gardens and Parks more read here

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