Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Bridges--Branko's Bridge 1939

A poster from an exhibit of Belgrade's bridges a few months ago.  This bridge, King Alexander I's, no longer stands as such.  In its place stands the less attractive Branko's Bridge.

In this photo you can also see the newly-constructed (in 1939) Belgrade Fairgrounds in the lower left.  Two years later this concentration camp was taken over by the Germans and used as a concentration camp.

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

6 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty amazing!

Jim said...

Good bridge post.

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting, Bibi, a fine contribution to Sunday Bridges. Reading that the fairgrounds were turned into a concentration camp makes «Louis» think that there was precious little of Europe that WASN'T turned into a concentration camp by the Nazis. What a horrible time in the history of humankind!

Birdman said...

Impressive bridge.

Lowell said...

Lot's of history in that one photo! What has happened to that property since the war? Did it revert to a Fairgrounds?

Bibi said...

No, it's occupied by Serbian refugees from war-torn areas of the former Yugoslavia. See this link.