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Hämeensilta


"Important crossing point"

Hämeensilta bridge lies halfway along main street Hämeenkatu, right in the middle of the city. There are four statues of hunters by sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen standing at each end and on both sides of the beautiful, arched bridge. There have been large bridges in this place even before Hämeensilta: a wooden bridge was built here in 1848 and a steel framework one in 1884. However, when traffic increased, a competition was launched in 1924 to design a bridge to replace the old one. The winning proposal was built so that it could be inaugurated for the 150th anniversary of the city of Tampere in October 1929. Today, the Hämeensilta bridge is used by thousands of people every day, and in a sense the bridge can be seen as a meeting point between the flow of people and the flow of the Tammerkoski rapids.
Hämeensilta, Central Square, Tampere, Finland, 33100
"Important crossing point"
Hämeensilta bridge lies halfway along main street Hämeenkatu, right in the middle of the city. There are four statues of hunters by sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen standing at each end and on both sides of the beautiful, arched bridge. There have been large bridges in this place even before Hämeensilta: a wooden bridge was built here in 1848 and a steel framework one in 1884. However, when traffic increased, a competition was launched in 1924 to design a bridge to replace the old one. The winning proposal was built so that it could be inaugurated for the 150th anniversary of the city of Tampere in October 1929. Today, the Hämeensilta bridge is used by thousands of people every day, and in a sense the bridge can be seen as a meeting point between the flow of people and the flow of the Tammerkoski rapids.
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