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The bridge was built in 1928 after a broadening of the Elster flood basin. The predecessor bridge erected at the same place around 1897 was demolished. The name Sachsenbrücke commemorates the change of sides of the Saxon troops to the anti Napoleon coalition.
March 19, 2017
Its name was given to the bridge in memory of the change of sides of the Saxon troops by Napoleon Bonaparte to the allies during the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. Official, however, this name was not until November 7, 1901.
The first building on the same site was built in 1897 for the Saxon-Thuringian industrial and commercial exhibition. The bridge in its present execution was created in 1928 after a broadening of the Elster flood bed.
June 13, 2017
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