Railway Bridge by Jaro Procházka - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.085 E 014° 24.882
33U E 458113 N 5546364
Railway Bridge by Jaro Procházka
Waymark Code: WM18G60
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 07/29/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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The fourth Prague bridge over the Vltava River is considered to be the Railway Bridge. It is interesting that the bridge actually has no official name. The general designation of "railway bridge" has become so deeply rooted that it became its name. According to its location it is sometimes called the "Vyšehrad Bridge".

The railway bridge connects the railway tracks leading from the Smíchov Train Station to the Main Train Station. It thus connects the right-bank Výton under Vyšehrad with the left-bank Smíchov. Its predecessor, which stood there before, was only the single-track bridge. With its three pillars and five arches it measured 196.3 meters and was already made of steel.

The present bridge dates back to 1900 - 1901 and is a two-track bridge. It consists of three beams with a span of 69.9 meters and it is 8.1 m wide. In addition, both sides have annexed sidewalks for pedestrians. It is interesting that in 1939, when the right-hand traffic in Prague was introduced, the pedestrians had to use the left sidewalk on this and other bridges on the Vltava River.

It has been discussed for some time whether the current bridge should be replaced by an entire new one. So far, no particular decision has taken place. The advantage of the new bridge would be that it could be used not only by trains, but also by cars, pedestrians and cyclists.

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The author this painting is Jaro Procházka (visit link) .

Jaro Procházka (April 22, 1886 in Prague, Vyšehrad – September 30, 1949 in Prague) was a Czech painter specializing in cities and landscapes.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague under Prof. Jakesch (1900–1904), and then at the Academy of Fine Arts, where his studies were interrupted by the First World War. He was a member of the Union of Artists in Prague.

His work was influenced by the impressionist movement. During his lifetime he made study trips to Paris, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Paintings of Bruges and the Belgian countryside can be considered the pinnacle of his work. A set of paintings of European cities in 1931 was awarded the annual prize of the Academy of Sciences.
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Artist: Jao Prochazka

Date of Your Photograph: 05/06/2023

Medium of Painting: oil on canvas

Date of Painting: Not listed

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