Solkan Bridge (Nova Gorica, Slovenia)


The bridge was built between 1904 and 1905, being destructed in 1916 by the Austrians during the First World War to prevent the invading forces from using it. The actual bridge, reconstructed between 1925 and 1927 is very similar to the first one with the exception of having only four sub-arches instead of the original five. During the Second World War the bridge suffered only minimal damage from bomb attacks, which the Germans repaired in a few days. With an arch span of 85 m, it is the second-longest stone arch in the world and the longest stone arch among train bridges.

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