Ruhr-Viadukt (1879) bei Herdecke am Hakortsee

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  • Traveler

    Largest viaduct at its time, built from local rock in 1879

    • September 24, 2016

  • casterix

    The Ruhr Viaduct between Herdecke and Hagen-Vorhalle crosses the Ruhr as a railway viaduct. The tracks lead over the river at a height of 30 meters with a length of 313 meters. Already in 1879, the route was inaugurated as part of the railway line Dusseldorf - Dortmund.

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    • May 6, 2017

  • OutdoorYve

    If you have passed the viaduct and have this view, you are just past Herdecke and still has a small distance at the Harkotsee until the weather. In Herdecke, the Ruhr promenade has been beautifully redesigned and invites you to linger or the Café Extrablatt. In the weather are then again cafes until it then continues quieter on the Ruhr.

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    • April 22, 2018

  • R. Czowalla

    The Ruhr Viaduct between Herdecke and Hagen-Vorhalle crosses the Ruhr as a railway viaduct and is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It marks the beginning of the Harkortsees.

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    • February 16, 2015

  • Michael

    In any case, one of the most interesting buildings in the region is the Ruhr Viaduct. At the beginning of the Hakortsee, the railroad tracks cross the Ruhr at a length of over 300 meters at a height of 30 meters. The 12 arches with a span of 20 meters make up the remarkable picture of the viaduct inaugurated in 1879 - a technical masterpiece of its time, which has lost nothing of its fascination for its observers to this day.
    The building, which is still endangered by gull (scooping out) on the piers, suffered badly during World War II and could not be used again until 1957. A good view of the Ruhr viaduct can be had from the shore of the Hakortsee - or from the water.

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    • July 1, 2017

  • Ulrich Berkner

    Old Ruhr viaduct with history

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    • July 27, 2016

  • R. Czowalla

    Directly on the Ruhr bike path

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    • November 5, 2014

  • Sebastian

    Great old bridge! Nice that the bike path goes under it

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Hans Sprotte

    An old structure. It was destroyed in the 2nd World War by the tidal wave of Möhnesee. The dam was broken by aerial bombs and the tidal wave had dire consequences.

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    • July 18, 2018

  • Sebastian

    Great section with the old viaduct and spacious bike paths

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Hans Sprotte

    On this river side you drive through the viaduct. Highly recommended, but not so frequented from this site.

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    • July 18, 2018

  • Johannes

    A bridge that is really high and impressive, just go there to experience!

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    • September 19, 2018

  • Edwin

    Great viaduct looks impressive

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Edwin

    Nice viaduct and great bike path

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    • May 4, 2019

  • Johannes

    You should definitely experience the Ruhr - Viaduct 1879 when you are there.
    A bridge that is really high and impressive!

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    • September 19, 2018

  • Joy

    The bridge is a great photo opportunity. Man feels somehow relegated back in time. If now a steam locomotive would roll over it, the time jump would be perfect. ;O)

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    • September 4, 2019

  • Sebastian

    Great old Viaduct! The bike path leads under it

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    • April 30, 2018

  • Johannes

    Looking at a bridge so close from other side

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    • September 19, 2018

  • deti801

    The Ruhr Viaduct between Herdecke and Hagen-Vorhalle crosses the Ruhr as a railway viaduct and is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It marks the beginning of the Harkortsees.

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    • May 24, 2017

  • deti801

    Very impressive viaduct at the beginning of the Harkortsees

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    • June 8, 2017

  • deti801

    The viaduct spans the inflow of the Ruhr into the Hengsteysee

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    • June 4, 2017

  • Jonas

    Old viaduct, directly over the bike path

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Rui

    Very nice old bridge can and should be seen from the near!

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    • September 20, 2019

  • deti801

    Impressive building over the Ruhr near Herdecke

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    • May 14, 2017

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Location: Herdecke, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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