Art historians appeal for Libeň Bridge to be preserved

Art historians from the Academy of Sciences have appealed to Prague councillors not to approve the demolition of Libeň Bridge dating back to 1928. City councillors are divided on the matter and are due to vote on it on Thursday.

Art historians have sent the city council an open letter asking councillors not to consider just the economic aspects of the decision but to take into account the cultural legacy which is at stake.

The bridge has been badly neglected and some councillors argue that pulling it down and building a new bridge would be less costly than saving the old one.