Photographer's Note

In Prague there are 17 bridges across the Vltava River, but most people only know the Charles Bridge.
Therefore, there is no need to write about it in detail, although the Charles Bridge was the first bridge over the River. The second bridge over the Vltava River is known today as the Legion Bridge.
The bridge was built Between 1899 - 1901 and Earlier Replaced Francis I of the Chain Bridge (built in 1841). It was built from the innitiative of a businessman Vojtěch Lana and designed by Antonín Balšánek. It was famously opened on 14th June 1901, Franz Joseph, after whom the bridge was originally called The (until 1919), presided over the opening.
The bridge 345.5 m long and 16 wide and is Divided into nine elliptical arches. The architectural details are the done in a combination of neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau styles.The Legion Bridge is named the Czechoslovakia of the Legions That Formed During World War I. Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire but thousands of volunteers fighting Abroad fleed the army and supported the other side with the aim to create an independent country of Czechoslovakia. The plan by TG Masaryk innitiated Eventually succeeded and Czechoslovakia Obtained independence in 1918. []

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