In March, the Railway Administration (SŽ) plans to announce an architectural competition for the repair of the railway bridge between Smíchov and Výtoní in Prague. This was announced by the organization’s spokeswoman Radka Pistoriusová. According to earlier information, the competition should also cover the bridgehead, a new stop is planned on the Výtoň side. The bridge is to be newly three-track.
“We anticipate that the competition will be announced in March this year. We will publish the details together with the announcement,” the spokeswoman said. In the past, SŽ considered removing the bridge and building a new one, and therefore wanted to remove the monument protection of the building. However, last year the Ministry of Culture decided to remain a monument.
Adam Scheinherr, Prague’s deputy for transport, has also been in favor of preserving the bridge for a long time. He said that the conservationists had already agreed that the structure would be extended by a third track, on the north side. According to him, they also approved a plan to create a new railway station on Výtoň with a transfer to public transport.
In the past, several variants of solving the poor technical condition of the structure appeared. Among them was, among other things, a proposal for the demolition and construction of a new bridge for trains and cars, the construction of a replica or a proposal to build a new structure on the current pillars. Last year, the CTU Klokner Institute recommended that the railway administration not repair the bridge and replace it with a new one. However, the Ministry of Culture stated last year that the restoration of the archipelago as a monument is possible without the ensemble losing its monumental value or ceasing to serve its purpose.
The railway bridge on Výtoň was put into operation in its original form on 15 August 1872. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was replaced by a bridge that spans the Vltava until now. The current bridge consists of three lattice girders with a span of 69.9 meters, is 8.1 meters wide and 298.4 meters long. According to conservationists, the structure is an important technical cultural monument in the exposed part of the Prague Monument Reserve.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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