Another old bridge, and some newer ones

A further collection of notable bridges from Southern Germany and Austria.

Würzburg’s Old Main Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke) was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge from 1133. It was adorned from 1730 on in two phases with well-known statues of saints and famous persons.

Wurzburg Old Bridge and the Fortress Marienberg

Wurzburg Old Bridge and the Fortress Marienberg

 

Wurzburg Old Bridge and the city from the fortress

Wurzburg Old Bridge and the city from the fortress

 

Statues on the Wurzburg Old Bridge

Statues on the Wurzburg Old Bridge

 The concrete arch bridge upstream of the old bridge at Wurzburg is also an elegant structure, but one about which I have not been able to find any details.

A newer arch bridge at Wurzburg

A newer arch bridge at Wurzburg

 

The Ludwigsbrucke is immediately oustside the Deutsche Museum in Munich, which includes, amongst many other exhibits, an interesting bridge exhibition.  The Ludwigsbrucke was constructed in 1936 with a span of 43 m, and was an early example of the use of precasting, with the arch soffit being formed from precast concrete, which was used as permanent form-work for the main concrete structure.

Ludwigsbrucke, Munich

Ludwigsbrucke, Munich

 

The nearby Luitpoldbrucke is similar in appearance, but is larger and older.  Built in 1901 with 63 m span.

Luitpoldbrucke, Munich

Luitpoldbrucke, Munich

 Of the bridges crossing the Salzach River at Salzburg it is the Mozart Footbridge (2nd from top) which is the most famous (having been filmed together with young Trapps practicing their scales in the Sound of Music), but to my mind the recent concrete footbridge is the more attractive.

Five bridges crossing the Salzach River at Salzburg

Bridges crossing the Salzach River at Salzburg

Footbridge over the Salzach River, Salzburg

Footbridge over the Salzach River, Salzburg

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