This bridge was originally standing on another place – crossing Vltava river next to Podolsko village but had to be moved because of building Orlík dam in 1960’s. More than 2000 granite blocks and 1100 steel parts had to be disassembled and moved to its current place – crossing of Lužnice river near Stádlec village – and opened for public in 1975. Nowadays it’s the last remaining suspension bridge in empire style in Czech and was declared a Czech National Historic Landmark in 1989. It can still be used even by cars but with limited weight and width. So watch for steel columns while driving on to the bridge!
We recommend combining your trip to Stádlec Bridge with visit to cities Tábor and Bechyně.