New breakwaters now in place at Prague’s Charles Bridge

Wooden breakwaters aimed at protecting Prague’s Charles Bridge from ice and flooding are now back in place following a major renovation job, reported. New breakwaters, which stand in front of seven of the bridge’s 15 arches, were installed at a cost of CZK 30 million.

The structures replaced ones dating from 2004. The previous breakwaters were destroyed by flooding two years earlier.

Author: Ian Willoughby