SLOVENSKO SLOVENIJA JOŽE PLEČNIK LJUBLJANA
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Ljubljana
Cobbler's Bridge

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Cobbler's Bridge over Ljubljanica River (1931-32).

In the late 1920s, architect Jože Plečnik drew up plans for a new concrete bridge that was to take into account the starting points of the old Shoemaker Bridge with stands or workshops on its sides, but later decided to market over water: a flat bridge plate in two 11.20 m span beams (bridge length 27.30 m), carriageway width was 7.0 m, with 1,975 m sidewalks. The bridge fence is a balustrade with pillars in five fields between square pillars and pillars that have capitals and smaller spheres at the top. The roadway is supported in the middle by a two-pointed structure, on which the cantilevered parts with the capitals stand. At the top they have a three-headed lamp secured with bronze tips. The bridge was built in 1931, the traffic was handed over on 4 July 1932.

In the 1990s, the bridge was thoroughly refurbished, statically consolidated and replaced by dilapidated concrete balustrades (supervision by LRZVKD conservators). The original columns were moved to the Plečnik Museum in Trnovo. At the bridge and at the re-paved Cankar embankment, the Ljubljana flea market established itself. After beating Breg, he was moved to the left bank of the Ljubljanica River.

Literature and sources:
Silvester Kopriva, Ljubljana through Time, Borec Publishing House, 1989
Slovenian Bridges Part I, Gorazd Humar, ISBN 961626-08-X
Gojko Zupan, Shoemaker's Bridge, Architect Jože Plečnik, Guide to Monuments, 2007 p. 52, ISBN 978-961-6420-29-7

 

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