Monday, September 05, 2011

Kuldīga, Latvia's brick bridge

Kuldīga, Latvia's brick bridge, which crosses the Venta River, is the longest of its kind--500 feet--in Europe. It was built in 1874 to the standards of its time--26 feet wide so two carriages could pass on the bridge.

Two spans of the bridge were destroyed by the retreating Russian Army in 1915 during World War I, it was rebuilt in 1926.

Mrs. Marathon Pundit took the photograph in July.

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Upper Peninsula Upventure: Mackinac Bridge

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1 comment:

Genevieve said...

It looks very peaceful now!