Hlávka Bridge

Architect: Pavel Janák, František Mencl

Year of completion: 1912

The Hlávka Bridge is the only bridge in Prague that has retained its name throughout its existence. Its unique feature is its layered construction, providing valuable evidence of the development of architecture at the time. The original southern part, leading from Nové Město to Štvanice, showcased grand architecture and was made of steel. The following year, the innovative northern part leading to Holešovice was constructed using concrete, demonstrating the capabilities of this groundbreaking material. In the 1970s, the bridge was rebuilt to accommodate the emerging expressway. The steel section was demolished and replaced, while the concrete section, designed by architect Pavel Janák, was expanded. In 1983, a forebridge with an intersection was added near the Vltavská metro station, adorned with the sculpture group “Work and Humanity” by sculptor Jan Štursa. The island pillars of the bridge on Štvanice are adorned with reliefs of nudes by Ladislav Kofránek and Bohumil Kafka.

Hlávkův most, ostrov Štvanice, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Česko
Hlávkův most, ostrov Štvanice, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Česko

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