Rheinbrücke Vaduz - Sevelen, Liechtenstein
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 47° 07.949 E 009° 30.701
32T E 538804 N 5220013
Quick Description: This is a planked covered bridge over the river Rhine, that crosses from Vaduz (Liechtenstein) to Sevelen (Switzerland).
Location: Liechtenstein
Date Posted: 10/9/2021 1:49:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM153GZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
This is a planked covered bridge over the river Rhine, that crosses from Vaduz (Liechtenstein) to Sevelen (Switzerland). The road was designed for road vehicles, although today, being an historic location, it is only possible to cross it by foot.

«The first roofed wooden bridge at Sevelen was constructed in the war years of 1870-71 to connect the Landschaft Werdenberg with the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz. By 1900, it had fallen into a state of such disrepair that it became in danger of collapsing at high water. A new Howe type truss bridge was built on the existing pillars and opened on 1 June 1901. It was replaced as a road bridge by a concrete bridge 200 metres upriver in 1973, and subsequently used by pedestrians and non-motorised traffic. It was given protected landmark status in 1981.

With its length of 135 metres and width of almost 6 metres, this bridge is the largest preserved Howe type timber bridge in Europe and one of the most significant examples of early Swiss timber engineering. It rests on five wooden double pillars that are reinforced with metal at the lower sections. The span between the pillars measures 26 metres in the two end sections and 20 metres in the four middle sections.»

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Type: Plank Bridge

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