Temporary footbridge in Troja will take year and half to go up

30-01-2018

It will take a year-and-a-half to put up a temporary footbridge restoring access by foot to Prague’s Troja from Prague 7, city representatives have revealed. Until then, a ferry system will transport visitors back and forth.

The previous concrete bridge on site unexpectedly collapsed into the Vltava back in December, injuring four people two of them seriously. The ferry will begin operation in May.

As a result of the Troja collapse, the city of Prague was forced to review the safety of dozens of other bridges, including Libenský bridge where trams are no longer running because of structural concerns. Bus transport is currently taking commuters half-way across; they have to cross the rest of the bridge on foot.