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
Photo 1032, Sept 2008