Sunday, February 12, 2012

SUNDAY BRIDGES-=Building Gazela Bridge

Gazela Bridge, built from 1966-1970, is an important bridge in Belgrade across the Sava River. It is a part of the city network connecting Belgrade with cities to the south and north and is the chief connection between Old and New Belgrade. Because traffic was so congested, the bridge was almost completely redone in 2011 and it now supports up to 200,000 vehicles per day. This is an old postcard with a view looking north.

See other bridges at Louis La Vache's SUNDAY BRIDGES.

12 comments:

VioletSky said...

I can only assume that no one 40 years ago ever imagined the amount of traffic that we have today!

Dolce Fooda said...

Thanks for sharing this. I looove old pics.

Indrani said...

Great to be reminded of past. Great image.

Louis la Vache said...

This bridge has about the same amount of daily traffic as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. That's a lot of cars!


«Louis» thanks you for this fine contribution to his 100th Sunday Bridge Series post!

s.c said...

Must be a very big bridge.Nice the old photo.

eileeninmd said...

It must be a very important bridge, to see that many vehicles crossing. Great photo of the bridge being built. Happy Sunday!

Lowell said...

Love the old postcards. Sounds like I-95 heading into Miami what with all that traffic!

Genie said...

What an undertaking this bridge must have been to build. It looks to be a mammoth undertaking. Thanks for sharing the car card. genie

TheChieftess said...

this is a great old pic!!!

Rebecca said...

Wow, lots of construction. Did is alleviate the traffic congestion?

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great photography.

Regards and best wishes

Daryl Edelstein said...

fascinating glimpse into the past