Prague leaders agree to restore dilapidated Libeň Bridge

The new Prague City Council leadership has decided to restore rather than tear down Libeňský most, a dilapidated bridge built in 1928, Prague Lord Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) has announced.

The previous Prague City Council leadership had backed demolishing Libeň Bridge but suspended a final decision following protests from conservationists, architects and engineers, among others.

Libeňský most was blocked to traffic for nearly two months to carry out emergency repairs early this year.

The concrete bridge is the longest one in Prague. It was designed by architects Pavel Janák and František Mencl in the Cubist style and opened to the public on April 29, 1928 for the tenth anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.