Dry Bridge

Dry Bridge

Dry Bridge (Serbian Мост на сувом, Суви мост) is a former bridge in Zrenjanin. It is the unique bridge which does not have any water surface under it.

History

The bridge was built in 1962, by the project of engineer Rada Janjatov, as a suspension bridge. Its purpose was to connect Zrenjanin city center with Mala Amerika quarter. Two holding towers, one on the north side and the other on the south side, are made of steel and concrete. Northern tower is an 23-meter-high obelisk, while southern tower is A-shaped and 16 meters high. Suspension cable is made of 102 steel wires.

Without the river

In 1985, city authorities decided to fill in the secondary bed of the Begej river. Dike between two lakes of the former Begej bed was built at the bridge site, and 23 years after being built, Dry Bridge lost its purpose.

Today

In 2008, 23 years being without the river, the bridge still stands, although rusty and in bad condition. City authorities plan to demolish Dry Bridge, since it does not have any purpose and for safety reasons. Some residents claim that Dry Bridge became ironic symbol of Zrenjanin, and should not be demolished, as the only bridge on the world completely on the land.

References

Image of the bridge

About the bridge (In Serbian)

Dry Bridge

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