Stampetta Bridge

Stampetta Bridge
Štampetov most
Carries Ljubljana–Sežana Railroad
Locale Vrhnika, Slovenia
Total length 100.6 m (330 ft)[1]
Construction end 1856[1]

The Stampetta Bridge (Slovene: Štampetov most, German: Stampetta-Viaduct[2][3]) is a railroad viaduct south of Vrhnika, Slovenia. It is named after the engineer that built it.[4][5]

Eastern approach to the bridge

The Stampetta Bridge is originally a brick and stone structure that was built in 1856 as part of the Austrian Southern Railway.[1] During the Second World War, the bridge was badly damaged.[4] It was first damaged in 1941, but repaired by Italian forces.[1] Sabotage attacks were later carried out by Partisan forces in October 1943, June 1944, and September 1944 in order to disrupt German supply lines.[1] The bridge was repaired from 1945 to 1946.[1]

During the Yugoslav era, the Railway Workers Hiking Club (Planinsko društvo Železničar) of Ljubljana held an annual walk across the Stampetta Bridge.[6][7] Today the bridge also spans the A1 Freeway, where it is categorized as a 14.5 m (48 ft) tunnel.[8] During construction of the freeway, part of the bridge was altered;[4] an additional two arches were added to the original seven arches.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Klanjšček, Zdravko. 1999. "Štampetov most." Enciklopedija Slovenije, vol. 13. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 135.
  2. von Stein, Lorenz. 1891. "Zeitschrift für Eisenbahnen und Dampfschiffahrt der österreichische-ungarischen Monarchie", vol. 4. Vienna: A. Hartleben, p. 810.
  3. Laibacher Zeitung. 1891. 110(235) (15 October): 1959.
  4. 1 2 3 Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 9543
  5. Oblak, Nataša. 2003. "Veliki ljudje v malem kraju." Vrhniški razgledi 4: 25–75, p. 75. (Slovene)
  6. "Tudi letos se dobimo na Zaloški." 1986. Dogovori 13(5): 1. (Slovene)
  7. "Spominski pohod 40-letnice." Naša komuna 17(6): 8. (Slovene)
  8. Seznam predorov na avtocestah in hitrih cestah ter njihove dejanske dolžine. (List of Freeway and Expressway Tunnels and Their Actual Lengths). (Slovene)

Coordinates: 45°56′26.74″N 14°16′37.45″E / 45.9407611°N 14.2770694°E / 45.9407611; 14.2770694

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