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Eiserner Steg

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  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The Ironbridge is a Frankfurt landmark. From there you have a nice view of the city.
    Moreover, he connects the city with Sachsenhausen.

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    • March 12, 2018

  • Kai

    The Old Bridge was the only bridge over the Main until 1869. At that time, Frankfurt already had 57,000 inhabitants and the old bridge was no longer sufficient. The city of Frankfurt refused to build another bridge because of the construction costs.
    So the Frankfurt residents and traders took to self-help. Share certificates were sold with the proceeds of which a second bridge, the Eiserne Steg, was built. When this was completed, everyone who wanted to cross the bridge had to pay for a cruiser. After only 27 years, the bridge had earned its production costs, the shareholders were paid out with a bonus of 5% and the city of Frankfurt received the bridge on January 1st, 1886.
    After larger and larger ships sailed on the Main and in 1910 a coal transporter got stuck on the lower edge of the bridge, a new, higher one was built in 1912.When the fleeing Wehrmacht had blown up the Eiserner Steg and all other Main bridges in the last days of the war, it was rebuilt in 1946 and raised again by 40 cm in 1969.The Greek inscription on the northern bridge arrows reads: "I am going across the wine-red sea to meet people of other languages."

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Frank Skibbe

    The Ironbridge is a pedestrian bridge that was first built in 1868.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Les Guilvinistes

    The story of its origins is unusual: The construction of the Ironbridge is not due to public initiative but to those of the citizens of Frankfurt who wished for a pedestrian connection between Sachsenhausen and the Old Town in the 19th century. Unusual is also the dedication: The steel structure of the bridge adorns high above the heads of a quote from the "Odyssey" of the ancient poet Homer, which reads: ΠΛΕΟΝ ΕΠΙ ΟΙΝΟΠΑ ΠΟΝΤΟΝ ΕΠ ΑΝΘΡΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥΣ (translated: "sailing on wine-colored sea to other people" ).

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Claudia K.

    The bridge is great for photos with the Frankfurt skyline.

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    • February 7, 2021

  • pfälzer

    Most famous bridge over the Main in Frankfurt

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Stefan

    Cult, you have to see. Fantastic view of the Main

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    • September 26, 2017

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Who does not know him. 😉 when you're in Frankfurt you have to walk over it.

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    • June 14, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The Eiserne Steg is a pedestrian bridge built in 1868 in Frankfurt am Main, which leads across the Main and connects the Römerberg with the Sachsenhausen district. The bridge was replaced in 1912 by an enlarged construction, which was blown up in the last days of World War II, rebuilt in 1946 and thoroughly renovated in 1993.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • March 12, 2018

  • Jake the hiker

    A nice piece of Frankfurt history with a great view

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    • August 11, 2019

  • ᒍÖᖇᘜ ᗩᗪᒪᗴᖇ

    Beautiful pedestrian bridge that connects Frankfurt Sachsenhausen with the city. With a beautiful view of the skyline

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    • December 14, 2019

  • Nicole 🥾

    A must for every visitor to Frankfurt because you can take the most beautiful souvenir photos with a view of the skyline there.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Nicole 🥾

    The Eiserne Steg is a must for every visitor to Frankfurt. All the love locks on the bridge are also nice to look at.

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    • February 1, 2021

  • Bumble-Bee

    If you want to escape the traffic at least for a while, you can switch to Sachsenhausen Ufer and then back towards the city center via Holbeinsteg.

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    • March 14, 2021

  • Huntsman 🌲🌴🌵🏄

    A meeting place of the young scene, perfect for lovers: D

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Jan

    Beautiful pedestrian bridge!

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Robert

    The Eiserne Steg is a pedestrian bridge over the Main in Frankfurt between the old town and the Sachsenhausen district that has existed since 1868. The first version was replaced in 1912 by a widened and reinforced construction, which was also raised. The Eiserne Steg is one of the most popular photo spots in Frankfurt with a view of the Frankfurt skyline and of course the Main. It is crossed by about 10,000 people every day, many of whom have their "love locks" attached to the railing.
    The footbridge has a clearance height of 6.5 m and is 174 m long. In terms of construction, it is a steel cantilever bridge.

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    • August 14, 2020

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Nice block on the skyline.

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    • February 1, 2020

  • Mikey

    A great view across the river to the financial district with modern highrise office buildings

    • February 23, 2020

  • Frauke

    The Eiserne Steg was built as a pedestrian bridge in 1868 and still fulfills this purpose today. With a view of the skyline, the footbridge is always a great photo opportunity.

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    • August 15, 2020

  • Pete

    The bridge connects Hibb and dribb the creek

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    • August 31, 2020

  • Pete

    Here it goes from hibb to dribb de Bach

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    • September 1, 2020

  • Wolfram/Ts.

    Some things here ... (LG e.g. to tilmar1965 "Should be infested with woodworms ... puhhh DER is as old as the bridge :-)" is probably Realsatire 😎

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    • March 23, 2020

  • tilmar1965

    Should be infected by woodworms ... puhhh DER is as old as the bridge :-)

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    • May 26, 2018


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