Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Czech Republic - Nusle Bridge 娜斯樂大橋


Stamp Issue : 1980-05-06 

Nusle Bridge (Nuselský most) is a large reinforced concrete viaduct in Prague. It spans the Nusle Valley just south of the city center, and connects to the Pankrác district and southeastern parts of Prague. There is a 6-lanes highway on the surface and the Prague Metro C-Line passes through its interior.
The bridge is 485 meters long, 26.5 meters wide, with four pillars 42.5 meters tall. Construction began in 1968, the Nusle bridge opened on February 22, 1973. A major artery for north-south traffic, the bridge is crucially important to Prague’s transportation network. Nusle Bridge also has a nickname "Suicide Bridge" due to the number of suicides and attempted suicides since its completion. Tall chain link fences topped with polished metal were installed along the sidewalk in 1997 and 2007 to prevent further suicides.


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