The long-awaited pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the River Morava from Devinska Nova Ves to Schlosshof in Austria is now open to the public, with Bratislava regional governor and head of the SDKU Pavol Freso doing the honours earlier today.
Freso notes, however, how about 5km on the route leading along Devinska road to the bridge is dangerous for cyclists, and so something would have to be done about it, or the whole project would be pointless, he feels. The process of getting a cycle route in place could take some time, with financing and local bureacracy being the biggest hurdles.
The bridge, still to be officially named, caught the attention of the world’s media earlier when the Chuck Norris Bridge was voted the best name for it on an online poll. The idea was eventually rejected by bureaucrats, but many will probably still refer to it by that name.