Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Old Sava Bridge

At the present time, there are six bridges in Belgrade spanning the Sava and Danube rivers, and construction of two more bridges is planned over the next three years. The Old Sava Bridge was built in 1942 for military purposes by Axis occupational forces. Since WWII, it has been used by Belgraders as both a traffic and tram bridge. The bridge had a face lift in December 2007, and you can see that it is now a nice shade of green, reminding us that spring (I am optimistic, I know) isn't really so very far off...sort of. When I took this photo, I was intrigued by the reflection in the water, but now I see there's an Evergreen railroad car/container in the background under the bridge. If you'd like to have a look at the ultra-modern bridge that Belgrade is planning to build in another location, see this site .

6 comments:

VioletSky said...

Bridges have a way of making a city look so romantic.

The new one looks very streamlined and elegant.

koala said...

I love this old one. So familiar I guess.

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Babooshka said...

Obviously I am very drawn to this. I definitely have a hankering for older bridges spanning water. It's a gorgeous bold green full of character. Dazzling reflection with really vibrant green tones.

Knoxville Girl said...

coordinated shades of green!
There's something so pleasing about this bridge shape.

Kris said...

I quite like that bridge. Very nice, expecially given that I'd imagine that it was hastily constructed!

What colour was it before?