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A BRIDGE BECOMES A PLACE

Shoemaker's Bridge (see page 33) across the river Ljubljanica is a part of Ple. cnik's sequence of riparian events - bridges, embankments, promenades, market and monuments, writes Joe Holyoak. Viewed from up or downriver, the bridge appears insubstantial: merely a flat platform dropped across the water, its span bisected by a twin-arched central support. But its appearance from afar is less significant than its shaping of space.

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