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The Raiskums bridge Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 09/09/2009
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Geocache Description:

Cache is 0.4l wooden box with logbook, pencil, pencil sharpener

[LAT] Gaujas tilts ir tehnikas laikmeta "berns" - vel sakuma šei darbojas parceltuve ar koka pramo. Pirmo - metala divlaidumu režgoto kopnu tiltu uzbuveja 1902./1903. gada (tiltu cela par Vidzemes brunniecibas lidzekliem. Par to, ka Gauja bijusi dzilaka neka tagad, liecina tas, ka tilta atklašana no rigas atbraucis kugitis ar svetku viesiem, izbraucis tiltam pa apakšu, tris reizes nosvilpies, apgriezies un devies atpakal.
1919. gada Sarkana armija atkapdamas tiltu sabojaja, bet taja paša gada tilts ticis salabots. Tilts kalpoja lidz pat 2. pasaules kara beigam, kad to uzspridzinaja vacieši. Pec karam izmantojot vecos balstus, uzbuveja koka Hava režgoto kopnu tiltu. 1962, gada vasara kreisa krasta kopne neiztureja, tai partruka augšeja josla un tilts sabruka udeni, 1962./1963 gada, velreiz izmantojot abus krasta balstus, uzbuveja šodien redzamo dzelsbetona iepriekš spriegotu siju tiltu.

[ENG] This bridge across the Gauja River is a child of the technological age. In the early 20th century the site still had an ordinary river crossign facility with a wooden ferry to carry people across. The first metal bridge was put up in 1902 and 1903 with financing from the Vidzeme Knighthood. The Gauja used to be deeper than it is now - deep enough at that time to allow a smal ship from Riga arrive by river for the opening of the bridge, complete guests and orchestra. The flag-bedecked ship passed underneath bridge, blew its whistle 3 times, turned around and went back home.
In 1919 the Red army destroyed the bridge while retreating, but it was repaired the same year. The bridge served until the end of World War II, but in September 1944 it was blown up by Germans. After the war, a wooden bridge was put up on the old support pylons, but in 1962, while a column of army vehicles was crossing, the left side of the bridge did not hold up, and it collapsed into the water. The cement-based bridge that you see today was built in 1962 and 1962.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[LAT] mrz, nvm
[ENG] haqre, oruvaq

Decryption Key


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