Unlike Paris or Prague, 900 year-old Zagreb did not develop on the banks of a river. Over centuries it had sufficient room to grow at the bottom of Medvednica Mountain, and was reluctant to cross the watercourse. When in the 1930′s the town’s population started to move across the Sava, Zagreb was in need of bridges. The Railway Bridge also known as the “Green Bridge” was built in 1939, and at the time of construction was the longest arch span of all railway bridges in Europe.
Today, the town’s landmark that leads us from the south of the town to the downtown Zagreb, the Green Bridge stands as a symbol of life on the river, a symbol of steadiness, perseverance, constancy, the one thing that remains the same while everything else around it changes as much as the river itself.
P.S. It seemed fair that in spite of all my travels I dedicate my 200th post to my home town Zagreb
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