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Cheb District 
  AŠ (Cheb) - Non-functional ("dead") baroque road bridge
In Aš we find a massive Baroque stone bridge with only one arch with the span of 3.25 metres, length of 9.75 metres and total width of 4.6 metres. The height of the arch is 3.2 metres and the total height of the bridge (to the upper edge of the handrail) is six metres and a half. The bridge is furnished with a massive walled handrail; the width of the deck itself is 3.5 metres. The bridge was built in 1724 when the cemetery was expanded. After the local Evangelic church burnt down (1962), and finally pulled down and the cemetery was abandoned, the bridge stopped being functional.

Wooden covered bridge in Cheb

Wooden covered bridge in Cheb

CHEB (Cheb) - Wooden covered bridge
There are several wooden covered bridges or footbridges in Western Bohemia - at Čižice, Kynšperk, Štěnovice, Vejprnice; a covered bridge used to be also at Radošov-Kyselka. On its both sides of the cheek boards, the Cheb covered bridge below the local castle has 9 typical windows, cut in the corners (analogously to the bridge at Kynšperk). It is 40 metres long, 3 metres wide and 4 metres high. The old bridge was destroyed in the end of the war in 1945, and then restored by Mr. Novák in 1949. In 1985 the company KOVO Cheb delivered a steel structure consisting of eight triangular trusses. The deck is covered with traversal panelling; there is a special handrail inside the bridge. Window openings are divided by vertical posts, the roof structure consists of 40 rafters. Nine stairs lead to the portal of the saddle roof; generally, the object is in a good technical state. The height of the crest of the bridge above level of the Ohře River is 5.5 metres. The bridge is orientated in the east – west direction; it is a side-road from the local communications towards the castle and a parking space. It is situated in the western end of the town, right below the castle that Frederick I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor had built (the Cheb region was connected definitely to the Kingdom of Bohemia by John the Blind of Luxemburg as late as in the 14th century). In Cheb a model of the town, on which a stone bridge decorated with six statues was displayed, existed earlier. The town was located on an important trade route leading from Prague to Nuremberg and further on to Würzburg In Würzburg there was also a stone bridge decorated with statues (similar to the Charles Bridge in Prague), and probably it inspired the Cheb burghers to decorate their bridge in a similar fashion. Wooden bridges – probably with their hoisting device as a part of the fortified town – are obvious in Werner´s vista of Cheb from the middle of the 18th century. An American steel bridge of bailey system also used to stand in Cheb. By the way, the analogue of this system is used even nowadays in order to restore demolished bridges in Bosnia which were destroyed there by the war. There are also railway bridges (see their entries) in the town, and even Kožený (Leather) Bridge allegedly used to stand here – however, its name is not derived from its construction material, but from the town quarter, where tanners were settled. Their crafts smelled very bad, so that they had to be settled separately from the other crafts.

Railway viaduct in Cheb

Railway viaduct in Cheb

CHEB (Cheb) - Railway multi-arch viaduct
The stone multi-arch railway bridge with reinforced concrete elements and high round arches bridges over the Ohře River in the south-east part of the town. It dates back to 1898 and was originally all walled with worked granite blocks. The end spans on the both sides were formed by 3 smaller arches; the central part of the viaduct has 12 arches on the pillars, of which a part was damaged during bombing by the Allies on April 4, 1945. In 1946 the bridge was reconstructed in its original shape, but out of monolithic concrete. Its total length is 348 metres, maximum height of the railway tracks above the level of the Ohře River is 25 metres, and the width is 6.75 metres. The arches of the central parts have the span of 12 metres and height of 19.7 metres. It has considerably added to the panorama of the town.
One-arch viaduct in Cheb CHEB (Cheb) - Railway one-arch viaduct
The stone railway bridge has one, extraordinarily high round arch that is divided into twelve inclined belts. The bridge dates back to the second half of the 19th century and its stone ashlar walls are tightened with anchors. In the south-east part of the town it bridges over the road towards Karlovy Vary and to Plzeň (Pilsen).
  CHEB (Cheb) - Road bridge
The bridge highway on the northern bypass of Cheb carries the newly-built I/6 road over the alluvial plain and a meander of the Ohře River, it spans the Cheb-Chomutov double-track electrified railway line and Cheb-Tršnice road. The bridge with a total length of 525.3 metres and two belts was built as a continuous pre-stressed monolithic double-beam concreted on the fixed centring into the travelling formwork. The span is 32 + 11 x 41,8 + 32 metres. The bridge is led in a groundplan curve with a diameter of 1 000 metres. It was designed by SUDOP Praha, and built by Stavby mostů Praha, a. s. The bridge highway was constructed in 1997-1999. Considering the fact that the bridge is located in a seismic area, the structure has been dimensioned and equipped for those possible effects.
Railway bridge in Cheb CHEB (Cheb) - Railway bridge
"DT výhybkárna a mostárna! company from Prostějov built a Czech Railways frame bridge on the 71,348 kilometre of the track section Plesná, state border-Cheb via I Class road in 1998. The nice frame bridge, painted with bright green colour, with the lower deck, is 47 metres long; and its weight is 191 tonnes. Its supporting structure consists of two main parallel trusses without upright struts and a lower orthotropic deck of sheet metal, with single-walled cross bracing and longitudinal bracing cradles. In 1998 the Ministry of Transport awarded the bridge “The Best Bridge Structure”. It was designed by the company SUDOP Praha, built by Stavby mostů Praha, a. s.
  CHEB (Cheb) - Railway bridge
The frame steel railway bridge carries the Czech Railways´ line of Cheb-Vojtanov over I/6 road. It was built by the company Stavby mostů Praha, a. s., designed by the company SUDOP Praha. The bridge was declared the best bridge structure in 1998. The bridge carries a single-track line over the relocated I/6 road. Its supporting structure consists of a pair of the main supports that have been designed as parallel all-welded trusses with one span and an orthotropic deck located at a level of lower support belts. The span of the green- painted bridge is 46 metres, width is 5.25 metres.
  CHEB (Cheb) - Road bridge
The bridge at the water basin Skalka, from prefabricated segments, with six spans (35 + 4 x 59 + 35 m), two parallel upper structures of a highway type facilitates partial diversion of I/6 communications from the historical centre of Cheb. It was built by the company Stavby mostů Praha, a. s., from 3-metre deep and 14.3-metre wide segments.

Skalná Castle

SKALNÁ (Cheb) - Access bridge to the castle
In the village, on a granite cliff above the creek, we will find the castle of the same name, which is one of our few Roman castles preserved in their core. It was founded in about 1200 and first mentioned in writing in the 1220’s. A double-arch stone bridge that seems to be – unlike the castle – in a good technical state, leads to the castle that is currently in the state of disrepair.
  OLOVÍ (Cheb) - Road bridge
The bridge at Oloví in the Cheb Region consists of steel bays of a bailey type with three openings, and reaches over the Ohře River. Its supports consist always of two posts of a cylinder type with a diameter of one-meter. The bays are 2 metres high and the lower edge of the deck is at a height of 3 metres above level of the river.