The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes, which spans the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009.
The aim and purpose of the bridge construction was to create a connection for cyclists and hikers to get from the Urftseerandweg - coming from both Gemünd and Rurberg / Urftsperrmauer - on the heights beyond the lake to the former "NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang".
February 27, 2017
Before the Second World War there was a ferry connection to the Nazi "Reich Training Center" built in 1934 in the area of the Lorbach estuary in the Urft.
After the war, Urftsee and Vogelsang were in the restricted area of the Vogelsang military training area and were not open to the public.
After the departure of the Belgian troops on January 1, 2006 and the reopening of the area to the public, the ferry service was not resumed, so that a direct connection between the Urftsee cycle and hiking trail and the "learning location" (memorial) Vogelsang is not possible was. The connection was also missing from the Kermeter. This infrastructural shortcoming only changed with the construction of the bridge in 2009.
In December 2009, the bridge was named after Victor Neels, who was commander of the Belgian Armed Forces at Camp Vogelsang from 1970–1980. After the end of his active time, he tried to get closer to the local population through various social activities.
The passageway with aluminum covering, secured by steel railings with wire cladding, is built for the disabled.
June 26, 2020
The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes that has spanned the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009.
The aim and purpose of the bridge construction was to create a connection for cyclists and hikers in order to get from the Urftseerandweg - both from Gemünd and from Rurberg / Urftsperrmauer - to the height beyond the lake to the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang. (Wikipedia)
May 30, 2020
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