For two seniors exhausting route. Forest trails partly with loose stones, long road. The access to the waterfall from the mountain is hampered with branches so that it can be entered from the valley. But definitely worth it. Nice tour to explore the characteristics of the landscape.
June 10, 2019
Napoleon's Bridge near Kobarid is a stone bridge over the gorge of the Soča River east of Kobarid. It was formed at the place where the Soča River is squeezed into a narrow gorge for the last time before crossing the plain of the Kobarid Basin. The bridge got its name because French troops marched over it during Napoleon's conquest. The first known bridge at this site was the wooden Venetian Bridge, which was demolished in 1616. In 1750, a new, stone Napoleon Bridge was built. This was mined by retreating Austrian troops in the First World War, and after the war the Italians built the existing bridge. During the Second World War, the bridge played an important role in the battle for the defense of the Kobarid Republic.
During the Italian occupation of Primorska (1918-1943) and later in Yugoslavia, the narrow Soča gorge above the bridge represented the idea of flooding the gorge and building a hydroelectric power plant on the Soča near Kobarid. The Italians had already begun construction of preparatory work (construction of a new Kobarid-Bovec road on the current, elevated site), but the war overtook their plans. After World War II, Yugoslavia tried to carry out its plans, but after a population uprising and the catastrophe in Longarone (Italy) in 1963, activities stopped and the upper Soča River to the Soča Bridge was declared a non-dammed environment.
Currently, the bridge has the role of connecting Drežnica and Smasti with the surrounding area with Kobarid and represents a bottleneck on the local road, especially during the tourist season, when there are many pedestrians. Occasionally there are also jumps to the Soča, although these are more common in Kanal and Most na Soči.
May 8, 2021
Not far from Kobarid we have to visit and take the time to visit the beautiful Kozjak waterfall, which simply enchants us with its beauty. We can go on a tour from Kobarid (approx. 3 / 4h of moderate walking with nature viewing) or from the arranged parking lot above the Koren camp above the Soča, not far from the entrance to the gorge of the Kozjak stream. The trail is arranged, suitable for all age groups. Viewing is not possible during high water levels.
September 9, 2020
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