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The first stone bridge of Prague was built on order of king Vladislav II, between 1160-1172, at the request of queen Judith whose name it carried. The bridge measured approximately 514 metres long on 7 metres wide and was carried(worn) by 27 low arcs. During the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, the Catholics will add 75 statues on all the length of the bridge.It connects old Prague in the district of Malá Stran.At feet of the bridge, we find trunks which serve for protecting pillars in case of big cold. Indeed, it is not rare that Vltava drains impressive blocks of ice. These could collide pillars and break them.

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