Puch Bridge

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Puch Bridge
Coordinates 46°24′46″N 15°52′41″E / 46.412831°N 15.878141°E / 46.412831; 15.878141Coordinates: 46°24′46″N 15°52′41″E / 46.412831°N 15.878141°E / 46.412831; 15.878141
Carries 2 lanes, pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses Drava
Locale Ptuj, just above Lake Ptuj
Official name Bridge over the Drava River in Ptuj
Design Extradosed bridge
Total length 430 m (1,410 ft)[1]
Width 3.25 m (10.7 ft)
Height 18.7 m (61 ft)
Longest span 65 m (213 ft),
100 m (330 ft)[1]
Load limit 900 t (890 long tons; 990 short tons)
Construction start October 2005
Construction end May 2007
Opened 18 May 2007

The Puch Bridge (Slovene: Puhov most), officially the Bridge over the Drava River in Ptuj (Most čez Dravo na Ptuju),[1] is an extradosed bridge over the Drava River near lake Ptuj in northeastern Slovenia. It is named after the inventor Johann Puch (1862–1914).[2] It is 430 metres (1,410 ft) long and 18.7 m (61 ft) wide, and has an area of 8,097 square metres (87,160 sq ft). It was built from October 2005 until May 2007, when it was opened for traffic. Its architects were Peter Gabrijelčič and Viktor Markelj, who was also its constructor.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Kuhar, Špela; Struna Bregar, Ana (24 February 2012). "Mostovi kot znamenitost" [Bridges as a Landmark]. Mladina.si (in Slovenian) (8).
  2. ^ "French Connection". Der Puch Motor-Blog. Johann Puch Museum. July 16, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.

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