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Rechle on the Malše River (Doudleby)

In the context of water regulation works on the Malše River flowing through the village of Doudleby, an iron footbridge on the high stony pillars was erected here between 1895 and 1896. This footbridge was later completed with the iron floodgate, also known as “rechle”, which was used to catch the timber being flood. The timber was flooded from the Buquoy woods near Nové Hrady on to České Budějovice. This demanding structure was erected by Augustin Procházka, the count’s engineer, for 30,000 florins. The retaining pool for the floating was declared a cultural monument in 2007 and recorded in the Central List of Cultural Monuments in the Czech Republic as one-of-a-kind structure in the south of Bohemia.

GPS position

N 48° 54.217', E 14° 29.750'