New Troja Footbridge to Cost 106 Million Crowns

A new footbridge will be ready by mid-2020 linking Císařský ostrov and Troja, to replace the one that collapsed at the end of 2017. A ferry is now serving the route used by people going from Stromovka park to Prague Zoo.

The new footbridge should be four meters wide. / Adam Scheinherr

The 260m-long structure had an unusual design with deck panels strung by steel cables fixed to piers on the banks of the Vltava River and was electronically monitored 24-hours-a day since 2013.

The bridge will serve for pedestrians and cyclists and can be used by emergency vehicles. It will be built by SMP CZ and the total cost is 106 million crowns without VAT.

The collapse of the Troja footbridge drew attention to the overall condition of bridges in the city. Almost one-fifth of the 700 bridges in Prague were found to be in poor, very poor or emergency condition, according to a report submitted to City Hall’s Transportation Committee by the Technical Administration of Roadways (TSK).

Autor: Michal Šula, MAFRA
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