These are the images of the Railway Bridge in my hometown Zagreb, Croatia. Nicknamed “Hendrix” for the graffiti that was painted 25 years ago, the bridge was built in 1939. and it has a great architectural and engineering value, because there was no actual welding work and the main beam was strengthen through ingenious engineering of the arc. Although the Hendrix graffiti was painted without any real artistic merit and certainly without any deep message, over the years it acquired somewhat legendary status, especially to the “Lost” generation of 70s and 80s. In the latest reconstruction, a new coat of paint was applied. There were two separate attempts to spray “Hendrix” at the same place, center of the bridge, but the workers painted it over. Still, there is hope once the job is done, some brave soul will climb the bridge and make it “Hendrix” again.
The old “Hendrix”
New images taken 09.03.2014./06.04.2014.