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The bridge over the Dřetovice stream in Vrapice, near the city of Kladno, is located on a pedestrian trail that leads from the village to the cemetery. It is set in a remarkable natural context that, in a way, compensates for the urbanized public space of the village. The landscape around Vrapice is also geologically very interesting with findings such as fossilized shark teeth. The meadow around the bridge was often flooded and its immediate surrounding is characterized by both systematic human interventions and relative wilderness defined by constant changes due to the floods.

AuthorOndřej Císler [Aoc architects], principal architect
Petr Tej [Klokner Institute], principal architect, construction engineer
Websitewww.aoc.archi
www.klok.cvut.cz
 
PhotographerBoysPlayNice, www.boysplaynice.com
CollaboratorAuthor of the sculpture: Jan Hendrych
Casting technology: Jiří Kolísko
Bridge manufacture: KŠ Prefa