It was designed in 1888 by the great Romanian engineer Anghel Saligny and built between 1890 – 1895, over the Danube river, at Cernavoda. At that time, with its span of 4.088 m, it was the longest bridge in Europe and one of the longest bridges in the world. One might believe that its beautiful shape could be the result of an aesthetics  study, conveyed by a good architect, but in reality, there is nothing more than strictly applying  mathematical equations and physics. It is one of the most important industrial monument of Romania and of Europe. I decided, for those that have never seen it, to publish some photographs, on several consecutive posts, of this wonderful and delicate iron lace. Please visit my older post “MOON OVER THE OLD AND THE NEW BRIDGE”, too, that show the full moon beautifully arising over this engineering masterpiece.

Proiectat in 1888 de catre marele inginer roman Anghel Saligny si construit intre 1890 si 1895, peste Dunare, la Cernavoda, era pentru vremea aceea cel mai lung pod din Europa si unul dintre cele mai lungi din intreaga lume. Are nu mai putin de 4.088 m lungime.  In premiera mondiala a fost folosit otelul moale la lucrari de aceasta natura.  Desi s-ar putea crede ca forma sa deosebit de interesanta este rezultatul unui rafinat simt estetic al inginerului Saligny sau al vreunui arhitect colaborator, de fapt ea provine din aplicarea stricta a rezultatului unor ecuatii matematice de rezistenta. Este unul dintre cele mai importante monumente de arhitectura inginereasca din Romania si Europa. Am decis sa il fac cunoscut celor care nu l-au vazut niciodata si voi publica, pret de cateva episoade, fotografii cu aceasta minunata dantelarie de otel. Va invit sa revedeti si fotografia postata saptamana trecuta, intitulata “Luna plina deasupra podului vechi si a podului nou”.

ENJOY THE PICTURES

THE OLD AND THE NEW BRIDGE

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