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Lavov most

Lavov most (Bulgarian: Лъвов мост, meaning "Lions' Bridge") is a bridge over the Vladaya River in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, built 1889-1891 by Czech architect Václav Prošek, his brother Jozef and his cousins Bohdan and Jiří. It gives the name to the important and busy juncture of Marie Louise Boulevard and Slivnitsa Boulevard at which it is located, connecting the Central Railway Station with the city centre and marking its northern border. Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Front view of the renovated Central Railway Station in Sofia A Bulgarian State Railways Siemens AG Desiro train at the station The old building of the Central Railway Station completed in 1888 The Central Railway Station (Bulgarian: , Tsentralna zhelezopatna gara) is the main passenger railway station of Sofia, the capital...


The bridge was built from stone at the place of an older bridge called Sharen most (Шарен мост, "Motley Bridge") because it was decorated with red and yellow stripes. The name of Lavov most comes from the four bronze sculptures of lions, its most recognizable feature. All metal elements of the bridge were produced by the Austrian company of Rudolph Philipp Waagner, and electric lights were installed in the early 1900s. The entire construction of the bridge cost 260,000 golden leva. Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Lions in Africa Synonyms Felis leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. ... ISO 4217 Code BGN User(s) Bulgaria Inflation 7. ...


The Prošek family also designed and built the similar but eagle-themed Orlov most marking the city centre's eastern border in 1891. Genera Several, see below. ... Heavy traffic at Orlov most. ...


References

  • Article about Orlov most and Lavov most (Bulgarian). Simvol (1 July 2000). Retrieved on 2006-08-24.

 
 

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