Slovaks voted on the internet to name the new pedestrian bridge after the famed actor known for playing tough guys in movies and on television. He is also the subject of thousands of jokes (Chuck Norris does not do push-ups, he pushes the world down....Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead, it is just afraid to move.)
The two other top names were Maria Theresa after an Astro-Hungarian empress and Devinska after the nearest village.
Most residents living nearby don't like naming the bridge after Chuck. They believe the bridge shows friendship between the countries and the Chuck Norris name just doesn't work.