Slovakia

Bridge Komárno – Komárom

Komárno is a town in Slovakia at the confluence of the Danube and the Váh rivers. Komárno was formed from part of a historical town in Hungary situated on both banks of the Danube. Following World War I and the Treaty of Trianon, the border of the newly created Czechoslovakia cut the historical, unified town in half, creating two new towns. The smaller part, based on the former suburb of Újszőny, is in present-day Hungary as Komárom (the historical Hungarian town had the same name). Komárno and Komárom are connected by the Elisabeth Bridge, which used to be a border crossing between Slovakia and Hungary until border checks were lifted due to the Schengen Area rules. Komárno is Slovakia’s principal port on the Danube.

Apollo bridge, Bratislava

Designer: Dopravoproyekt. Builder: Doprastav

Technical data: road bridge (two lanes). Rainbow Bridge Construction. Material: Steel. Total length 854 m. Width 32 m. Built 2003-2005.

Its construction began in 2000, the bridge was opened on September 5, 2005 Its name comes from the oil refinery, which was located on the left bank of the river during World War II . Its length is 854 m, a width of 32 m.

New Bridge

Most Slovenského národného povstania , commonly referred to as Most SNP or the UFO Bridge, and named Nový most from 1993 to 2012, is a road bridge over the Danube in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is the 32nd-tallest, and thus shortest, member of the World Federation of Great Towers, and is the only bridge to be a member. It is the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane.

It is an asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge with a main span length of 303 m (994 ft). 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 m (1,413 ft), its width 21 m (69 ft), and it weighs 537 t (592 short tons).

A special attraction is the flying saucer-shaped structure housing a restaurant, which since 2005 has been called UFO (previously, Bystrica), on the bridge’s 84.6 m (278 ft) pylon. The restaurant is reached using an elevator located in the east pillar, and offers a good view over Bratislava. The west pillar houses an emergency staircase with 430 stairs. Nový Most has four lanes for motor traffic on the upper level and lanes for bicycles and pedestrians on the lower level.

Starý most

Starý most is the oldest still-standing bridge over the river Danube in Bratislava, Slovakia. The 460 meter long bridge includes a wooden pathway for pedestrians, a two-lane road and railway track, connecting unspoiled historic Bratislava with Petržalka. The bridge was closed for cars since 2009 and for buses since 14th May 2010. Since 2nd December 2013 it is also closed for pedestrian and bicycle traffic as bridge being unbuild since last week of November. It is to be replaced by new bridge serving pedestrians, cyclists and trams by September 2015.

Lafranconi Bridge

The Bridge nauguration 1990. Lafranconi Bridge from the northwestern side. Lafranconi Bridge (Slovak: Most Lafranconi, previously Most mládeže or Youth Bridge) is a concrete motorway bridge in Bratislava, Slovakia, located on the D2 motorway. It was built in 1985-1991, with its right half opened in 1990 and the rest in 1992. It is 766 m long (1134 m with access viaducts), and has a 30 m wide four-lane motorway. There are lanes for cyclists and pedestrians as well. It crosses the Danube.