Charles Bridge Reconstruction

The problem of Charles Bridge is greater than expected. Rain water runs into the unique Gothic monument and the stone blocks are loosening. Because of the state of the bridge there has been large reconstructions going on for over a year, getting more difficult, as they progress.

The ex-representative of Prague Vladimir Hruska watched the ongoing works and because he appealed to the Ministry of Culture, the reconstruction of Charles Bridge is being scanned. According to Hruska, use of pneumatic drill on a bridge from sandstone makes more harm than good.

The preservationists who work on the bridge admit they have problems with the monument – “… disassemble of the bridge was made difficult by the last repair in the 70’s – cement was used as binding material, and it cannot be removed simply by hammer and chisel.

Whether they will find any professional misconduct is a question.

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