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last update: 2017-03-01


goeltzschtalbridge


The biggest brick bridge in the world, built with over 26 million bricks!!!!
Situated between Mylau and Netzschkau, the Göltzschtal bridge inspires awe in all who see it. It is a feat of technical engineering, achieved at a time when hand work was the norm. It was also described in a poem, written by the workers who built it, as the 'Eigth Wonder of the World!'
 
 

Facts about the Göltzschtal bridge:
  •  Built between 1846 and 1851 
  • Stands at 574m long and 78m high 
  • Consists of 4 storeys with 81 arches 
  • Designed by Prof. Andreas Schubert 
  • Chief Engineer - Robert Wilke 
  • Construction leader - Ferdinand Dost 
  • Contains 26 million brick (52 % brickwork - also sandstone and granite)

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