The new bridge on the Vyšehrad side becomes a partner of the original railway bridge, following its morphology, which it interprets in its contemporary form. The new central arch harmoniously complements the original silhouette. Thanks to its thin bridge deck and a central arch hidden behind the historical structure, the panorama of the bridge does not change when viewed from the city centre.
The proposal preserves the existing railway bridge as an icon and part of the panorama of the historic centre of Prague. The body of the bridge, which is moved 15 m towards the center, will be gently reconstructed. After the repair and replacement of the bridge deck, it will carry 1 track and the body of the bike path. The existing bridge is supplemented by a new steel bridge with two tracks with one central arch.
The design complies with the three-rail bridging requirement. During the relocation of the original bridge, the construction of the new one, and the reconstruction of the original body, approx. 14 days of non-track and approx. 12 months of single-track operations are expected.
The course of the tram tracks is adjusted from the intersection of Na Děkance-Svobodova to the embankment. The new tram stop Výtoň is located near the railway station. The suggested solution is based on the IPR study with a slightly modified track course.
The proposal is based on the IPR study where traffic is transferred to the Vyšehrad side of the bridge with a roundabout at the Vratislavova-Vnislavova crossing.
On the north side of the original railway bridge, there is a separate cycle path with a width of 3 m. On the Výton side, the cycle path is brought down to street level by a ramp that runs along the body of the station. On the south side of the new bridge in mixed traffic with pedestrians with a width of 4 m.
Pedestrian routes run along both outer sides of the bridges. On the Výtoň side, all connections are barrier-free with the use of a cycle ramp for mixed traffic on a 4m wide strip with elevators located on the platforms. On the Smíchov side, pedestrian routes will be led by ramps to Hořejší nábřeží Street.