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Tartu Arksild | by Outsider Inside Estonia
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Tartu Arksild

The previous bridge had been built during the reign of Tsarina Catherine II (the Great) who was instrumental in funding it; when the Soviet army retreated in 1941, their destruction of the bridge cannot be viewed as anything other than an act of vandalism as the bridge had no strategic value. This arc bridge has gained a certain notoriety for students graduating from the University celebrate by walking across the arc! Plans to replace it with a copy of Catherine's bridge have yet to be realised.

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Taken on February 7, 2005