Novy Most – Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising
The Novy Most (New Bridge) or Most SNP, otherwise commonly Called Slovenského národného povstania or the UFO Bridge runs across the Danube river in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It’s the world’s longest bridge to possess one pylon and one cable-stayed airplane. There is a flying saucer-shaped structure beneath the bridge’s 278 ft pylon, housing an observation deck and a cafe, that because 2005 has been called UFO. It was awarded the Restaurant of the Year award in 2011.
The restaurant and the observation deck provide panoramic views of Bratislava. You can reach it using lifts situated in the east column, obtained in the biking and walking paths on each side of the bridge. Access to the lifts generally costs $8 as of November 2017, but this fee is deducted from the restaurant bill if you eat at the restaurant. Nový most is an asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge with a main span length of 994 feet, an entire length of 1,413 ft, a width of 69 feet, and a burden of 592 short tons. Its steel structure is suspended from steel wires, connected on the Petržalka side into 2 columns. There are four lanes to motor traffic to the upper level and lanes for bicycles and pedestrians on the reduced level.
Built in 1972 the bridge has been known as Most SNP (Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising). In 1993, its name was changed by the Bratislava City Council to Nový Most to unite its official title with that really employed by most people. On 29 March 2012 members of the Bratislava City Council voted in favor of an initiative from the Mayor of Old Town Táňa Rosová (SDKÚ-DS) to change the bridge’s name back to Most SNP, effective 29 August 2012.
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