The Old Bridge (Starý Most) was built for the first time in 1891 and since that time it has been rebuilt and renamed many times. To mention some historical names it had, I could present Franz Joseph bridge, Štefánik bridge, or Red Army bridge after WWII, when it was destroyed and rebuilt anew in 1945. Nowadays, the oldest bridge on the Danube river in Bratislava has been newly restored, keeping its green-painted, industrial-looking appearance, as it went through the latest reconstruction in 2015, which makes it not that old, really. However, the name remained.
What I like about The Old Bridge is definitely its amazing looks. Squeezed between the concrete SNP bridge (the one with the UFO tower) and the modern-looking Apollo bridge, its steel construction might look rather out of place, but that’s exactly what makes it interesting. After all, not only does the Old Bridge serve as a way to cross the Danube River, it also has those nice chill-out spots overlooking the river equipped with benches to sit on. No wonder these spaces are usually occupied by people who decided to have a little break with a perfect view of the Danube River below.
Good-looking and multifunctional, The Old Bridge is now car-free. Only trams are passing through and right next to the pedestian part of the bridge there’s a bicycle lane. Thus, I suggest going either on foot or by bike while enjoying the view of Danube and Bratislava castle in the background.