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It is not the first bridge to have been built across the river. The original bridge built in the 11th century was destroyed by the force of the river. A second bridge called the Judith Bridge, made for the first time out of stone, was constructed in the 12th century and was also destroyed by the flooding of the Vtlava.
The Charles Bridge was constructed under the orders of the Holy Roman Emperor, King Charles IV in 1357. The torrid Vltava River has continued to do significant damage to the bridge... read more