Green Bridge (Žaliasis Tiltas)

16 Jun 2016

A bridge of one description or another has stood on the spot of the Green Bridge since 1536. The current 103-metre metal construction dates from 1952 and was originally named after a Red Army general. After many years of deferring, four controversial Soviet-era sculptures at each corner of the bridge were finally due to be dismantled at the time we went to press. One of the few examples of blatantly Soviet art still in a public place in Lithuania, the Socialist Realist figures of male and female workers had evaded removal on the grounds that they represented no real people living or dead. Meanwhile, underneath the bridge can be found Kunotas Vildžiūnas' banal contemporary work Grandinė (Chain).



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