At the Main Square in Maribor, between August 23 and September 6, 2023, you can see two exhibitions.
110 Years of Maribor's Glavne Glažne Glaže
The Main bridge, now also known as the Stari Bridge (Old Bridge), was considered an architectural gem of its time 110 years ago, not only in the city of Maribor but in the entire Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. From the rich archival collections of the Maribor Regional Archive, it is evident that the construction of the bridge significantly transformed the city's appearance at that time and continues to influence it today.
However, the purpose of the bridge has changed considerably from its construction to the present day. While it was crucial for transportation and connecting both riverbanks back then, in today's abundance of other bridges, its original function is not among the most important. Over time, it has become an integral part of the city's cultural and architectural heritage, as well as one of Maribor's recognizable landmarks.
The bridge was ceremoniously opened on August 23, 1913.
60 Years of Tito Bridge
Six decades ago, on November 28, 1963, a new road bridge over the Drava River was opened in Maribor. It was constructed by the Maribor-based company Tehnogradnja. In terms of size and span, it ranked among the largest bridges of its kind in the former Yugoslavia and was among the top 15 to 20 bridges worldwide. The extension of the new city highway with the bridge represented a significant improvement for Maribor, leading to altered traffic arrangements and a new cityscape. The exhibition will showcase plans and photographic material depicting the city's changes and the construction of the bridge.
Guided tours are available on:
- Thursday, August 24, at 10:00 AM
- Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00 PM
For those who are unable to visit the exhibitions in person, they are also accessible online: