Three Bridges are probably the most beautiful and well known of all bridges in the city, they connect the main Preseren Square with the Old Town and represent a popular meeting point and place for street musicians and artists. The Marketplace is on the left, the Old Town is on the right, the main square is behind
No one can write or talk about Ljubljana without mentioning the Triple Bridge, Tromostovje in Slovene. It was extended in 1931 by the architect Joze Plecnik when he added the two sides to the already existing bridge. It is now a pedestrians bridge only.
The other pictures just shows the surroundings of river Ljubljanica.
The central element in touristy Ljubljana is this triple bridge. The central part is the original bridge, built in 1842 and designed by an Italian architect. In 1929, Joze Plecnik, trying to eliminate congestion in traffic, planned, and built in 1932 two side narrow bridges for pedestrians.
Nowadays all the area is closed to traffic almost all day, and the two extra bridges seem... unjustified, but no one goes to the city without a picture of or on the bridge.
I'm sure everyone who visits here writes about these famous bridges but anyway here's my two cents worth . They really are unique . I don't know if the intention of the arcitect was to create such a unique structure or if it was out of a more practical nature. The two side bridges were actually add ons in 1931. Its a very pretty pictureesque city!!
Originally there existed just one central bridge (1842) crossing the river at this point but it was decided that the single bridge could not handle all the traffic so knocking the bridge was considered in order to build a bigger one. However, Plecnik, Ljubljana's favourite architect came up with a unique idea and suggested to just add two more pedestrian bridges on either side of the original bridge. Of course, all three bridges are now pedestrain bridges but the side bridges are referred to as the pedestrian bridges and both have stone stairways which lead to waterside terraces. The Triple Bridge is one of Ljubljana's most famous and unique architectural treasures.
At first there was only one bridge (1842) but later the famous Slovene architect Joze Plecnik added the other two (1932) and now has the name Triple.The bridge is situated to the most famous sqare of the old center where you can see from short distance the pink building of the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.
The oldest of the three, the central bridge was built in 1842 as a replacment of an old wooden bridge. Almost the century later others were added to form todays arhitectualy well known bridge. The famous architect Joze Plecnik is "responsible" for today's appearance of the bridge.
This attractive and famous bridge gets its name because of the three seperate pathways (2 pedestrian, 1 transport) that make up the bridge. Originally it was a double bridge but another was added in 1931 by Joze Plecnik
The Triple Bridges are a very memorable part of Old Ljubljana, precisely because it seems so redundant to have three separate bridges connecting the same places. Why not just one massive one? Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything on the history of these bridges or the explanation for why there are three of them, so I was simply content with taking a few perspective shots of them on a beautiful June morning.
It's not even possible to visit the capital city and not traverse the triple bridge at some point, it's smack dab in the heart of the city, near Preseren Square.
The first part of the bridge dates to 1842, the two pedestrian walkways were added in 1929 by Ljubljana architect Joze Plecnik to make it safer for pedestrians to walk through old town. The biggest threat these days seems to be from bicycle traffic as there aren't a lot of cars passing through this section of town.
I've seen some really cool photographs of it that look like they are taken from above, maybe if you are staying at the Grand Union you'd have a nice shot or maybe they have access to buildings around the square.
The Triple Bridge crosses the Ljubjanica River at Preseren Square. It consists of a central vehicular bridge flanked by two pedestrian bridges that were designed by Plecnik, the architect who design much of central Ljubljana.
The Triple Bridge is one of the symbols of the city. It links Presernov Square and the north of the city centre with the Old Town over the Ljubljanica River. It was built in 1842 as a single bridge known as Spital Bridge and replaced an old medieval wooden bridge. The two pedestrian bridges were added in 1931 by architect Jože Pleènik who removed the metal balustrades from the main bridge and finished all three bridges with massive stone balustrades and lamps. If you look between the bridges you may see some strange goings on. When I was there, there was a collection of dressed mannequins standing and sitting in deck chairs beside the river. Why? Who knows!
The Triple Bridge connects Preseren Square to the Old Town. The middle section is th eoldest part, dating from the 19th Century, while the two outer sides were designed by the famous Slovenian architect, Jose Plecnik, and added in the 19th Century.
Earlier, there had been only one bridge there, build 1842. Then this bridge got a bit too small and during the redesign of the border of the Ljubljanica river, the architect Jože Plečnik expanded it by building two additional footbridges. They were built around 1930 and the bridges look really nice. However probably the best view of the bridges would be from above!
This photo was taken from the upstream side pedestrian bridge of the triple bridge. In the front of the picture is a closeup view of the original central vehicle bridge. I had to think about it for awhile ( I went to school a long time ago ) before determining that MDCCCXLII are the roman numerals for the year 1842, which is when construction of this beautiful bridge was completed. Also from the inscription you can see that Francisco Carolo was the archidvci ( architect ) of the central bridge project.
The Baroque / Rokoko architectural masterpiece shown behind the bridge is Kresija Palace, which is just one of the many fascinating old and not so old buildings that you can see in the center or centrum of the dragon city. I don't know the present use of Kresija Palace, or whether tours are available.
Old town Ljubljana is filled with trgs ( squares or pedestrian / social event malls ). The palace is located in one of them. Thanks to Ljubljana's excellent city planning, the city is perfect for exploring on foot or on roller blades. Pleseren Trg is immediately on the other side of Tromostovje.