The history of the stone bridge in Žďár nad Sázavou has a connection to the local Cistercian Order monastery. The Baroque bridge was built in 1751 and between 1761 and 1766 statues of eight saints, the work of an unknown artist, were placed on the bridge. The sculptural ornamentation was inspired by the statues on Charles Bridge in Prague.
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The work involved in the project included the restoration of this Baroque monument as well as the technically demanding task of the height adjustment of the bridge required for the elevation of the carriageway. Prior to any construction work the bridge had to be surveyed using photogrammetric-geodetic method and detailed photo documentation and cataloguing of individual stone parts, undertaken in order to carry out the dismantling of the bridge structure. The eight statues of the saints were not part of the project restoration work. All construction and restoration works had fully respected the historical value and natural ageing process of the monument. The surface finish of all the new parts was harmonized with their older surroundings.

Location of the bridge: https://bit.ly/3oICU0u

  • Address:

    Most přes Stržský potok, 591 01 Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

  • Client:

    Stavba mostů Praha, a.s.

  • Description of the work:

    Construction works and restoration works

  • Realization:

    2009

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