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The Cobbler's Bridge was probably the oldest bridge of medieval Ljubljana. It connected the banks of the Ljubljanica between Tranča and the present Jurčičev trg (Jurčič square). The old wooden bridge, which was probably partly a drawbridge, was set up in the 13th century. Soon shacks were set up on it. As shoemakers had their workshops by the bridge, it got the popular name the Shoemaker's or Cobbler's Bridge. In 1867 the wooden bridge was replaced by one of cast-iron, an exceptional product of the ironworks from Dvor pri Žužemberku. The arch bridged the Ljubljanica for 65 years. The iron bridge, not distinguished enough and too narrow for the town core, was moved to the edge of the hospital between the wars.

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