Stone Bridge / Kamenny Most - Pisek, Czech Republic
Posted by: Dáin & Olík
N 49° 18.590 E 014° 08.745
33U E 437906 N 5462250
Quick Description: Gothic Stone bridge in southern Bohemia - town Písek.
Location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 5/5/2009 10:56:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM6B1R
The Písek Stone Bridge (Kamenný most v Písku in Czech) is the oldest bridge on the area of Czech Republic, in south Bohemian city of Písek. It was built around 1300.
It is sometimes called Stag Bridge because, according to legend, it was to be named after the first being to pass over it. At the time, town Písek was surrounded by deep woods, so the first being to cross the bridge was a stag. However, most local people calls it Old Bridge (starý most).
It spans the Otava River, a tributary of the Vltava River. This bridge is in the gothic style with baroque statues and a cross. The length of the bridge is 109.75 m and the width 6.25 m. It is built on six pillars and has seven arches.
Date Built: 1300
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This category is focused only to original Gothic architecture, not to pseudo-Gothic, neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival. You can not find this kind of architecture outside of "Old World", moreover this architecture appeared in ca XIIth century (early Gothic) and the last buildings are from cca XVIth (late Gothic) century...