Remember that article about a girl saving a young man from committing suicide by jumping off Branko’s bridge in Belgrade? The bridge caught the news reporters’ attention again after a suicide prevention has been installed on it. The suicide prevention method is an inventive one, although I’m not sure how effective it might be. Hopefully it will.
Brankov most, by anjci
Another thing Branko’s bridge is famous for is it’s name – many Belgraders believe that it was named after Branko Copic, famous poet and writer who committed suicide by jumping off the bridge in 1984.
The truth is, the bridge was most probably nicknamed after a street its in, Branko’s street, which was named after another poet, Branko Radicevic, more than one hundred years prior to Copic’s suicide. Officially, the bridge is called Bridge of Brotherhood and Unity, but I don’t think anyone ever called it by that name.
PS While writing this article I stumbled upon one bridge that it’s impossible to jump into a river from. It’s Zrenjanin’s dry bridge, the only bridge in the world that doesn’t actually span any natural or unnatural obstacle. I wonder what it will take to make it into a tourist attraction? All the elements are already there.
See more great photos at: anjči