This bridge is one of the main sights in Bratislava, it has an interesting construction, connects old and new parts of town (old town and Petržalka), also has an UFO style restaurant and observation desk.
Bridge through Danube was built in 1972. Some former Jewish quarter in old town needed to be removed to build it. For some time it was called as Novi most (New bridge), but later name was changed.
The Nový most (New Bridge) is a great place for experiencing the impressive breadth of the Danube river and experiencing an eccentric viewing platform 280 feet above the river. Though it seems at first glance impossible to get across the bridge without being squashed by the traffic, hidden underneath each side is a pedestrian walkway from which you can view the river, its floating hotel and floating nightclub etc.
The bridge was opened in 1974 with a curious flying-saucer shaped restaurant high above the south end. For 6.50 euros (2013) you can take a disconcerting diagonal elevator up the east leg, to find yourself on a large viewing platform high above the city. There is even a free pair of high powered binoculars (well, free if you ignore the fact you've just paid 6.50 euros).
For me, a city isn't complete without something tall and strange to climb up for a view and, because I also studied architecture at college, Nový most ticks all my boxes!
The bridge called the New Bridge was completed in 1972. However the newest bridge (this far) is the Apollo Bridge, a road bridge erected in 2005.
The New Bride is 95 m tall and gives a nice view of the Old Town, especially in the darker period of the year when all the lights in the town gives that "magical" feel. On top of the pylon, at the height of 80 m, there is a restaurant in the shape of a flying saucer. Some hate the look of the bridge, some love it for being something unusual. Myself I .... it. ;=)
It is said that the building of the bridge required the destruction of up to 2/3 of the buildings in the Old Town. Looking at a map I doubt it but I have yet had no chance to check it more properly.
You should visit this site, if you want to see modern architecture in Bratislava. In the bridge "tower", you can eat in the UFO restaurant. Outside of the restaurant you can see great views of the city.
The new bridge (as translated from its original name) was built between 1967 and 1972. The area of the roadway that leads to Novy Most used to be the Jewish quarter and during the construction most of it was demolished. There is a restaurant located at the top of the bridge where you see the UFO. It can be reached by a lift from the left pillar. Certainly, the restaurant offers fascinating view of Bratislava from the top of Danube.
So they built this cool bridge and decided to put a tower about 200 feet above the bridge on one side. Lay a saucer shaped restaurant on top of the tower and you have a UFO. It seemed to be about 4 euro to take the elevator to the top which provided great views of Bratislava.
Another of Bratislava's major sights is the unforgettable Novy Most, a fine a bridge as to grace any city. The unique "UFO" style restaurant sitting atop the tallest suspension pillars on the Petržalka side, is what really makes it stand out. You can take the elevator in the left pillar to the restaurant and viewing area about 86 meters up for some great views of the city.
Novy Most, meaning New bridge is a road bridge over river Danube in Bratislava and was built between 1967 and 1972. For building this bridge a significant portion of the old town close to the Castle including the Jewish quarter and the historic city walls was demolished and this came in for much criticism. It is the lowest (in height) member of World Federation of Great Towers (an association of tall towers and skyscrapers of the world) and is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge with one pylon and one cable-stayed plane. it is 430 metres long, 21 metres wide and weighs 7537 tonnes and is made of steel. Amazingly, it has a restaurant up there on top of one of the pylons at a height of 85 metres and is called 'UFO' because of its shape. It has an elevator down to take you up there. Quite amazing indeed. But otherwise the bridge is quite unimpressive in looks.
Nový Most (New Bridge – formarly called SNP ,Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising) is a road bridge over the Danube. It was built between 1967 and 1972 during the communist regime. Sadly a significant section of the Old Town below Bratislava Castle, which included nearly all of the Jewish quarter, had to be demolished. There is agod view of the ultra modern and a little out of place bridge from the castle hill.
The new bridge (formerly known as the bridge of the Slovak National Uprising) is one of the most (in)famous monuments of Bratislava. It’s hard to say, if I like it or hate it – but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s there. The construction of this bridge commenced in 1967 and was finished in 1972. A part of the old jewish quarter next to the castle had to be destroyed during the construction. And if that’s not enough to hate it, try to “enjoy” the view on the castle from the south. It is always spoiled by the bridge. Today, we see it as an architectural crime of the 1970s – maybe in some decades we’ll learn to appreciate it.
The bridge is the second bridge in central Bratislava leading over the Danube and is an important part of Bratislava’s road system. It has four car lanes on the top and two pedestrian/bike lanes well separated below them.
The Communist era Novy Most, or the Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising, was built between 1967-1972 after they ripped up part of the Jewish Quarter. It looks like a giant UFO has landed on top of the bridge, indeed the name of the restaurant/nightclub on top is UFO. We didn't see how you'd get up to the top, the bridge is a very busy street, but apparently there is a lower deck to the bridge with pedestrian access.
You can go up to the observatory, cost is 200sk (about $10US) or you can eat there but the prices are astronomical, appropriate I suppose since you are eating inside a spaceship.
We saved our money and just got the nice free view from on top of castle hill.
While the communist forces controlled Slovakia, they built a large bridge connecting the sides of the Danube. While I'm sure this bridge is very useful to the people of Bratislava (the opposite side being quite industrial), it is an eyesore.
You walk out a gorgeous town that feels as thugh you're in a fairytale, just to find yourself facing a utiliatarian structure that stands out in a very awkward way.
But, in their own way, the bridge and the tower are pieces of history. Proof that old and new can live together... in peace.
When you enter Bratislava from the south side (Hungarian) this will be your first impression of Bratislava,on the left side the Castle overviews the city and in front of you The New bridge is crossing over the Danube into the old part of the city.Bratislava-one of the nicest cities in Europe.Visit!
Love it or hate it, you cannot help but be drawn towards this strange bridge crossing the River Danube in the centre of Bratislava. Every visitor to Bratislava should see this bridge because it is one of the strangest bridges you will ever see.
There is a cafe on top to which you can take a lift.
The bridge was built between 1967 and 1972 and was officially opened on August 26, 1972 and was the second of Bratislava's bridges to cross the Danube.
The New Bridge, formerly known as the SNP (Slovak National Uprising) Bridge, is the world's seventh largest suspension bridge and was built between 1967 and 1972 and a large part of the Bratislava Old Town had to give way to this symbol of Communist modernity. The upper deck was inaccessible in the Communist era as it gave great views of capitalist Austria.
The bridge has 4 upper lanes for cars with lanes for bicycles and pedestrians running beneath the roadway on both sides.