The Hubertus Viaduct (Hubertusschluchtbrücke) leads in a curve over the Hubertusschlucht. The structure has six openings 150 m long and 50 m high. At the time of construction, it was one of the highest stone arch bridges in Germany.
The bridge was built from embossed red sandstone blocks from the Neckar region. The undersides of the arches are covered with brick. At the level of the fighter, iron girders for the teaching scaffold protrude from the pillars. The final stair-frieze on both sides of the bridge has side paths secured by iron bars. Every second bridge pillar is completed by a stone parapet cantilevered.
December 18, 2019
Remembering the initiator of the Hunsrück Railway - Boppard - Castellaun line.Royal Railway Directorate Former President Julius Redlich (May 26, 1829 - May 17, 1907)When he retired in 1881, the experienced Berlin railway specialist Julius Redlich moved to the Middle Rhine, where he moved into his retirement home at Bopparder Bürgermeister-Syree-Straße 32 (today Mainzer-Straße). In addition to his involvement in local club, social and cultural life, another focus of his work in his agile retirement life was initially the construction planning and execution of the Simmern - Castellaun railway line, which opened in 1901, and then the continuation of this "Hunsrück Railway" to his adopted home Boppard. Thanks to Redlich's valuable preparatory work, his tireless commitment and the meticulous planning documents he created, which he convincingly presented to the Reich Railway Ministry together with Heinrich Brands (Mayor of Boppard from 1892 to 1903), the small town of Boppard in the Middle Rhine region ultimately became the final stop of the "Hunsrückbahn" preferred several alternative planning proposals. Julius Redlich was not granted the privilege of witnessing the grand opening of the route on August 2, 1907. He died on May 17, 1907 during a spa stay in Bad Wildungen, where he was buried "Husrück" is more closely connected in terms of traffic and has therefore grown closer together, and has thus become a living unit in economic, cultural and tourist terms. Source: Text information board
August 21, 2021
Hubertus ViaductThe Hunsrückbahn is the steepest scheduled route in Germany and has been operated by Transdev SE & Co. KG since 2011. Wonderful photo motifs - not only for the railroad fan ... And whenever a locomotive drives on the route, the view of the track is particularly "photogenic". The Hubertus Viaduct from 1907 is the most complex structure on the Hunsrück Railway. It spans the Hubertus Gorge, is 58m high and 150m long. Source: Text information board
August 21, 2021
It is part of a railway line that is still in use today. In the past, the railway was operated as far as Simmern in the Hunsrück, today the line from Boppard to Emmelshausen is still in operation.
It is considered the steepest regularly operated railway line in Germany and overcomes 335 meters in altitude over a length of 8 km. The Hunsrückbahn hiking trail runs parallel to this between the two endpoints.
September 27, 2021
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