In 1929, the millennium bridge got its name, when the new bridge was inaugurated on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the city.
The Lange Brücke was the first direct connection between the Old and the New Town. The first wooden bridge construction was built around 1230/1240 and had to be renewed several times.The "Millennium Bridge" should also have symbolic significance. It was intended to help people from the two districts get closer and, through better understanding, to promote the unification of the entire city. The old and the new time should meet through the new bridge construction.
In 1945, the Millennium Bridge was blown up and rebuilt in 1946/47. In July 1993, the bridge had to be closed again for safety reasons for vehicles. In 1995/96 the demolition and the rebuilding of the millennium bridge took place.
The sophisticated bridge was inaugurated on 4 December 1996.
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