Müngstener Bridge

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Müngstener Bridge
Müngstener Brücke
Kaiser-Wilhelm Bridge
Kaiser-Wilhelm Brücke
Remscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
351 feet high / 107 meters high
558 foot span / 170 meter span
1897

Image by Wschrodt.


The most famous railway arch bridge ever built in Germany, the giant Müngstener Brücke or Kaiser-Wilhelm bridge had the second longest arch span in the world at the time of its opening in 1897 at 558 feet (170 mtrs). Only the Luiz I bridge in Oporto, Portugal was bigger at 566 feet (173 mtrs). Both of these bridges would be exceeded just one year later in 1898 by 3 steel arch bridges including the Bonn and Oberkassel in Germany and the Upper Steel Arch in Niagara Falls between the U.S. and Canada.

Still the highest railway bridge in Germany, the massive truss-arch supports two rail lines 351 feet (107 mtrs) above the Wupper River near Remscheid, Germany.



Müngstener Bridge Elevation


Image by Landersen.


Müngstener / Kaiser-Wilhelm Bridge postcard.


Image by Markus Schweib.


Image from Transactions book 1908.


Müngstener / Kaiser-Wilhelm Bridge postcard.


Image by Frank Vincentz.


Image by Frank Vincentz.


Image by Frank Vincentz.


Image by Frank Vincentz.


Image by Frank Vincentz.


Müngstener / Kaiser-Wilhelm Bridge satellite image.

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