Saturday, March 2, 2013

End of an Era

You don't need to read Czech to know what this sign means.

Entrance Forbidden. They want to make it really clear that you DON'T WALK HERE!

And where aren't you supposed to walk?

Across the old bridge that was closed in November after the new one opened.

I'd heard two different stories about the fate of the old bridge...that it'd be left up as a walking bridge, and that it would be torn down.

The past two days there have been various machines and workmen on the bridge. It appears the latter is true. They're in the middle of tearing it down.

The old and the new, side by side...but not for long. I always feel a bit nostalgic about things like this happening - the end of an era and beginning of a new one.

That old bridge served us all for many years. Though I can't track down any information about the age of the old bridge, I am almost certain it's at least 75 years old. Oh the stories it could tell!

The new one is certainly easier to cross. But it's lacking the charm of the old cobblestone one.

I have to admit, it will be a bit of a sad day when it's completely gone.

**After I posted yesterday, my brother found this picture of the original bridge on Google Earth.

Yes, I miss the charm and quirkiness of that old bridge!


  1. I totally get what you mean. The cobblestone really had it's charm. And in years to come I can say that I remember driving on the old bridge as well! Memories.... :o)

  2. Oh my goodness this makes me so sad!!! :( I have SO many memories of walking home late at night and crossing that bridge, only to stop in the middle every time and throw a couple of rocks in before going up that steep little hill. I don't like the new bridge! Boooo! I should have tied myself to the old one!