Bridge sights in Bulgaria
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Sights Some 6km Downstream From Ruse, This Double-Decker Highway And Railway Bridge Finished In 1954 Links The City With Giurgiu On The Romanian Side Of The Danube. At 2.8km In Length, And Towering 30m Above The Water, It's The Largest Steel Bridge In Europe.
In A Nod To The Neighbourly Bickering Between Bulgarians And Romanians, The Soviets Named It The Friendship Bridge. Whatever Filial Sentiments This Act May Have Inspired Were Sorely Tested In The 1980s, When A Romanian Chlorine-And-Sodium Plant Caused Massive Air Pollution And Health Problems In Ruse. More Recently, Locals Suffered The Misfortune Of Another Catastrophic Spill In Romania. In The Wake Of These…
Just past the Hotel Lovech is the Pokritiyat Most - the Balkan's only such structure. Built in 1872, and completely restored twice since, it once again features its original wooden design. Arts and crafts shops, as well as cafés, are found within.