Bike Touring Highlight
The lift bridge at Karnin can be seen from a distance, if you drive from Zecherin to Usedom. A detour is worthwhile. Here are some more information:
"Since 1876, especially the Berlin guests drove over the Karniner bridge in their" Berlin bathtub ", as Usedom has always been affectionately called .. In the 30s of the 20th century, the bridge no longer met the increased traffic requirements and was modernized in 1933 and in Thanks to the lift technology, the new lift technology enabled the tracks to be lifted and lowered within a maximum of three minutes, allowing the Peenestrom to remain accessible even to large cargo ships in the mid-30s Every year, 52 trains roared over the 350-meter-long bridge - including 12 express trains - during the retreat before the Russian troops, the German Wehrmacht blew up the Karnin bridge and with it the railway connection to the mainland for the next 50 years.
What remained was the lifting part of the Karniner Bridge. In 1990 the Reichsbahn wanted to demolish this testimony of German railway history. A citizens' initiative was born. It is thanks to their commitment that the technical monument has been placed under protection and still stands out of the water in the Peenestrom. "(Source: usedom.de/themen/genuss-kultur/bauwerke/eisenbahnhubbruecke.html)
June 26, 2017
The former bridge had a total length of 360 m, of which the still standing lifting part is 52 m. It was inserted into the old bridge in 1932-1933, so that even large ships could pass. The bridge can be seen from Weiten, an impressive technical monument for those interested.
February 21, 2019
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