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It is made of Neckar sandstone and was built in the 18th century by Elector Karl Theodor: the famous Old Bridge. It is one of the last great examples of classic bridge construction in stone. It connects the old town with the banks of the Neckar at the eastern end of the Neuenheim district. The predecessors of today's Old Bridge were made of wood. Since they were repeatedly destroyed by wars and floods, Elector Karl Theodor had a stone bridge across the river build (1786-1788).
January 23, 2017
The Karl Theodor Bridge, better known as Old Bridge, is a bridge over the Neckar in Heidelberg. It connects the old town with the opposing banks of the Neckar at the eastern end of Neuenheim district. The Old Bridge from Neckar valley sandstone was built in 1788 under Elector Karl Theodor as a total ninth bridge at this point. Today it is one of the most famous sights and landmarks of Heidelberg. It is used for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
200 m long / 7 m wide.
July 28, 2019
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