Bike Touring Highlight
The Rhine bridge at Maxau is a connection for both pedestrians and cyclists as well as cars and trams between Baden-Württemberg (Maxau) and Rhineland-Palatinate (Wörth). The present bridge is the fifth or sixth building on this site since the construction of the first Rhine crossing in 1840.
September 4, 2019
The Rheinbrücken Maxau provide the road and rail link between the Baden-Württemberg city of Karlsruhe and the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Wörth.
The road bridge was opened in December 1966; a 292 m cable-stayed bridge with a 48 meter high pylon on the central pillar.
The railway bridge is constructed using a steel framework. Built by the Deutsche Bundesbahn. However, this only wanted to finance a single-track bridge. Through the use of the neighboring communities and with the support of the federal government, the bridge was designed during construction for a later 2nd track (especially the central pillar).
The structure was opened on April 29, 1991 as a single-track bridge and was expanded in 2000 with a further superstructure by a second track and put into operation on May 12, 2000.
The car bridge is currently being renovated. Bicycle traffic can also travel on the then free cycle path during full closures.
September 6, 2019
The Rheinbrücken Maxau provide the road and rail link between the Baden-Württemberg city of Karlsruhe and the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Wörth. You cross the Rhine at the hamlet of Maxau in Karlsruhe's Knielingen district and the Wörther district of Maximiliansau. The Hofgut Maxau, which is located not far from the bridge on the right bank of the Rhine, gives its name. Today there are two parallel bridge structures for road and rail traffic.
December 19, 2019
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