Staromestský most / The Old Town Bridge - 1574 & 1714 - Decín, North Bohemia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 46.465 E 014° 12.724
33U E 444443 N 5625035
Quick Description: The depicted granite tablet denotes two key dates in the history of one of the Decín's main historic landmarks and touristic attractions, the late Gothic Old Town Bridge (Staromestský most).
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/29/2020 1:05:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM128KW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 11

Long Description:

The depicted granite tablet denotes two key dates in the history of one of the Decín's main historic landmarks and touristic attractions, the late Gothic Old Town Bridge (Staromestský most).

On the tablet is the following inscription in Czech:


STAROMESTSKÝ MOST
pres Ploucnici
postavený roku 1574 na staré ceste
spojující Decín s labským brodem
SOUSOŠÍ ZEMSKÝCH PATRONU
   sv. Víta, sv. Jana Nepomuckého a sv. Vojtecha   
od M. J. Brokofa z roku 1714
Amici Decini 2008
 

English translation:


THE OLD TOWN BRIDGE
over Ploucnice river
Built in 1574 on an old road
connecting Decín with Elbe ford
STATUARY OF COUNTRY PATRON SAINTS
   St. Vitus, Bl. John of Nepomuk and St. Wenceslaus   
by M. J. Brokoff from year 1714
Amici Decini 2008
 

Paradoxically, the date of construction of the bridge mentioned on the tablet is wrong, the bridge was actually built in 1564–1569. The plaque was placed in the bridge pavement by members of the Town of Decin Friends Society Amici Decini after its last reconstruction in 2008.


The Old Town Bridge (Staromestský most) is a stone late Gothic road bridge that spans the Ploucnice River near its mouth to the Elbe in the Old Town of Decín. Bridge, 92 meters long, was built in 1564–1569 from sandstone blocks. Although bridge was built in the Renaissance era, it is thanks to used style, construction and elements still a late Gothic structure. Above the middle pillar there is a sculpture by Michal Jan Brokoff from 1714. The construction was carried out by builder S. Hölle and stonemaster H. Franck.

Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1574, 1714, 2008

Date stone, plaque location.: in the middle of the brodge in the front of Baroque statuary

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: Ploučnice river

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Parking (safe parking location): N 50° 46.329 E 014° 12.696

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