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Heavy traffic at Orlov most. The columns with sculptures of eagles on the bridge can be seen in the background.
Heavy traffic at Orlov most. The columns with sculptures of eagles on the bridge can be seen in the background.
Detail of one of the eagle sculptures
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Detail of one of the eagle sculptures

Orlov most (Bulgarian: Орлов мост, meaning "Eagles' Bridge") is a bridge over the Perlovska River in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It gives the name to the important and busy juncture at which it is located. The name of the bridge itself comes from the four statues of eagles on it, which are, symbolically, its protectors and patrons. Image File history File linksMetadata 64130662_aa22d24c1c_o. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 64130662_aa22d24c1c_o. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Mayor Boyko Borisov Area    - City 1,310 km²  - Land (?) km²  - Water (?) km² Elevation 550 m Population    - City (12 June 2006) 1,203,680  - Density 907/km²  - Metro 1,326,377 Time zone EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Website... Genera Eagles are large birds of prey, who inhabit mainly the Old World, with only two species (Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle) in North America, a few in South America and three (White-bellied Sea Eagle, Little Eagle and Wedge-tailed Eagle) in Australia. ...


The bridge and juncture are located in the immediate proximity of the Vasil Levski National Stadium, the Monument to the Soviet Army and the park Borisova gradina. For the traffic entering Sofia from the east by Tsarigrad Road, Orlov most is the first juncture and the point from where the city centre is accessed. This is one of the the biggest stadiums in Bulgaria at 43,384 people. ... An alley in Borisova gradina Borisova gradina or Knyaz-Borisova Gradina (Борисова градина or Княз-Борисова градина, translated as Boris Garden or Knyaz Boris Garden) is the oldest and best known garden of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ...


The bridge was constructed in 1891 by Czech architect Václav Prošek, his brother Jozef and his cousins Bohdan and Jiří, who also designed and built together the similar but lion-themed Lavov most in 1889.[1] The entire construction of the bridge cost 80,000 golden leva. For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... The Lev (lv) (Bulgarian: лев, plural - лева, левове (leva)) is the currency of Bulgaria. ...


 
 

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