Bridge with four baroque statues. The present bridge is a new concrete bridge.
to town center
to Moravské Budějovice
(click on the photo for an enlargement in a separate window.)
Bridges with four or more statues
Mostly in Central Europe there are a number of bridges with several statues of saints. The presence of the saint statues on bridges can be explained by saying that "even strangers passing by could worship God in public through His saints, to the disgrace of heretics" (quote of the investors of the bridge at Náměšť nad Oslavou, source).
A statue of the "bridge saint" Saint John of Nepomuk, is usually - but not always - included. In a few cases, bridges show secular statues (f.i., Hamburg). The overall prototype was Ponte d'Angeli, Rome.
Bridges with four or more statues are:
For bridges with two statues, see the catchword list "Bridge with statues".
- Praha, Karlův most (Charles Bridge), (oldest 1683, most 18th century)
- Náměšť nad Oslavou
- Würzburg, Alte Mainbrücke, 1720-30
- Berlin, Schloßbrücke, 1847-57
- Žďár nad Sázavou
- Kłodzko, Most gotycki Św. Jana, 1655-1714
- Brtnice, Most pod zámkem, 1711-18
- Brtnice, Most na náměstí, early 18th century
- Hamburg, Kornhausbrücke (statues of discoverers, two destroyed).
- Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, 1714-16
- Unknown artist. Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 49°5'32" - E 15°53'35") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: czvy031; Photograph: 4 September 2012
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