Nový Most

Nový Most

Nový Most (New Bridge) is a road bridge over the Danube in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is the 26th and the lowest member of World Federation of Great Towers. It is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge in category with one pylon and with one cable-stayed plane. It is the only bridge in the world of that type to be a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

It is an asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge with a main span length of 303 metres. Its steel construction is suspended from steel cables, connected on the Petržalka side to two pillars. The total length of the bridge is 430.8 metres, its width 21 metres, and it weighs 7537 tonnes.

A special attraction is its flying saucer-shaped structure housing a restaurant, called "UFO" (since 2005; previously called Bystrica), on the bridge's 84.6 metre pylon. One can reach the restaurant using an elevator situated in the left pillar. The restaurant offers a good view over Bratislava. In the right pillar there is an emergency staircase with 430 stairs.

Photo 1032, Sept 2008

Nový Most from the highway

Photo 1045, Sept 2008

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