About Sights – The Baratashvili Bridge in Tbilisi

The Baratashvili Bridge (Georgian: ბარათაშვილის ხიდი) over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi is decorated with bronze figures and is often referred to as the Bridge of Love, in reference to its name, honoring the Georgian romanticism poet Nikoloz Baratashvili.

The Baratashvili Bridge (Georgian: ბარათაშვილის ხიდი) over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi

The Baratashvili Bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi with the Bridge of Peace in the background. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall

The 150 meter bridge was opened in 1966 and replaced the Mukhrani Bridge.

Bronze figures on the Baratashvili Bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi

Bronze figures on the Baratashvili Bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall

The bronze figures were made by sculptor Gia Japaridze and installed in 2006.

Bronze figures on the Baratashvili Bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi. Photo by Georgia About.

Bronze figures on the Baratashvili Bridge over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi. Photo by Georgia About.

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2 Responses to “About Sights – The Baratashvili Bridge in Tbilisi”
  1. Last time I was there, the statues were gone (they’re doing construction). Do you know if they’ll be returned?

    • Bassa's Blog says:

      The photos were taken a couple of days ago. The bridge has undergone some recent refurbishment so the figures may have been temporarily removed during that process.

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