The bridge over the river Aiviekste

The bridge over the river Aiviekste near Lubāna’s castle was destroyed after the World War I and the Latvian Liberation struggles. The technical division of Latvian army’s troop built a wooden bridge on the old stone pillars.

From 1936 to 1937 was built a new bridge over the Aiviekste in the lead of a businessman named A. Šķeņķis and according to engineer’s L. Francmanis project. The costs were about 13 thousand lats. Also stone pillars were reconstructed.

During Germans retreat in 1944, the bridge over the Aiviekste was detonated, 5 years after this accident worked a ferry opposite the former dairy to bring people over the river. 1948 on the former stone pillars was built a new wooden bridge with high mounts on the side.

Using these some stone pillars in 1964 a concrete bridge with tightened beams was constructed, but in 2002 the bridge was repaired, which cost 315 000 lats (state investment money). Reconstruction project was developed by a/s "Viator", but repairs were done by Smiltene’s a/s "8.CBR", which also performs the tarmac road reconstruction on road Jaunkalsnava – Lubāna in length of 10 km for  490 000 lats.