Palacký Bridge, view from Jiráskův most
Palacký Bridge, view from Hořejší nábřeží
View of the north side of the bridge

The Palacký Bridge (1876) (Czech: Palackého most) is a bridge in Prague. It is one of the oldest functioning bridges over the Vltava in Prague after the Charles Bridge.

It was built as the third major bridge shortly after the 1868 opening of the Franz Joseph Bridge, designed by Rowland Mason Ordish which was damaged in 1941 and dismantled in 1946.[1]

Josef Václav Myslbek created statues of four pairs of legendary couples for the bridge: Ctirad and Šárka, Libuše and Přemysl, Lumír and Píseň , and Záboj and Slavoj. These were later removed to the grounds of the Vyšehrad.[citation needed]


  1. ^ The new Werner twentieth century edition of the Encyclopaedia Vol.19 1907 "The two sides of the river are connected by seven bridges, of which the most important are the Kaiser Franz suspension bridge, the new Palacky bridge, and the fine old Carls bridge. This last, erected between 1350 and 1500, "

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Coordinates: 50°04′22″N 14°24′44″E / 50.07278°N 14.41222°E / 50.07278; 14.41222