The first asymmetrical suspension bridge and the second of this kind in the world, this interesting landmark of Bratislava was announced “the building of the century”.
This steel road bridge of an original shape is hung on a pylon 84.6 m tall with a characteristic object in the form of a flying saucer on its top. It was designed by A. Tesár, J. Lacko and I. Slameň, built in the years 1967-1972, and opened on 26th August 1972.
The bridge spans the river Danube with a length of 431 m and a width of 21 m, and links the Petržalka housing estate with the Old Town.
Due to its shape and the span of the steel construction, it is unique in Europe. On its top, in the height of 95 m, there is the scenic vista and restaurant UFO watch.taste.groove. is in the height of 85 m. The visitors are taken up by a speed lift hidden in one of the arms of the pylon. In the other arm, there is the emergency staircase with 430 stairs.
Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama