Troja Bridge

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Troja Bridge
Prague Troja Trojsky most 2015 1.jpg
Coordinates 50°6′44.1″N14°26′10.15″E / 50.112250°N 14.4361528°E / 50.112250; 14.4361528 Coordinates: 50°6′44.1″N14°26′10.15″E / 50.112250°N 14.4361528°E / 50.112250; 14.4361528
Crosses Vltava River
Locale Prague
Official nameTrojský most
Characteristics
Design Bowstring arch bridge
Total length262 metres (860 ft)
Longest span200.4 metres (657 ft) [1]
History
ArchitectKoucky Architects
Designer Mott MacDonald
Constructed by Metrostav
Construction end2014
OpenedOctober 2014
Location
Troja Bridge

The Troja Bridge (2014) (Czech : Trojský most) is a bowstring arch bridge [2] in Prague that crosses the Vltava river. It opened to traffic in October 2014. [3] The bridge is 262 metres (860 ft) long. It was designed by Mott MacDonald and Koucky Architects, [4] and was constructed by Metrostav. [5] It connects the districts of Troja and Holešovice. The bridge is noted for slender arch and low height-to-span ratio. [2]

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References

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