Work on Charles Bridge

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous (Czech-Related)' started by wissy, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

    What exactly is the work that is being carried out on Charles Bridge and how long is it due to last? :?:
  2. kibicz

    kibicz Well-Known Member

    20-08-2007: says: "V pondělí oficiálně oprava Karlova mostu začala a potrvá podle odhadu nejméně do roku 2018."

    It means that reparations begun last year and will last to 2018.
  3. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Which, in officialspeak, means they will finish it around 2050 :)
  4. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    That sucks. Does anyone have any pictures of what it looks like with all the construction?

    It's a beautiful area and to clutter it up with construction for several years is a shame. (but I'm sure it's an important necessity). :cry:
  5. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

  6. jen

    jen Well-Known Member

    It's a very important necessity!!! The bridge was apparently more severely damaged during the floods than they first thought - which they determined only after starting work on the bridge. I think for something that's what...800 years old?...that 10 years of work is the least they can do!
  7. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    It's already been cluttered with tourists for years. :twisted:
  8. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    Hear, hear! I sometimes use it to actually get from one side to the other and I usually think it's be quicker to swim across!
  9. jen

    jen Well-Known Member

    I've always thought they should mark off an "express lane" for those who want to use the bridge as a way of getting from one side to the other, not as a tourist attraction :D
  10. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Good idea :)

    Btw, maybe some of you do not know, there is interesting story about the bridge:

    It says it was founded exactly at 1357 9/7 5:31

  11. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    Great web cam of the bridge; thanks!
    I was emailed some pics right after the flood and it looked pretty awful.
  12. The Animal

    The Animal Well-Known Member

    Ok, to us who is not acustomed to meters. Jak long is 515 meters? Děkuji, I just looked at the picture, It looked normal to me at night. I will have to look again when there is daylight.

    Zatím nashledanou Jody
  13. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    1" = 25.4 mm
    36" = 0.914 m
    515 m = 563.4573 yards 8)
  14. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    over 5 1/2 American football fields!

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