Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Geographical center of Hamburg
After the Waubaubrücke the Eilbekkanal widens to the Kuhmühlenteich. From the bridge you have a nice overview of the large water surface on the transfer of the U3 at the opposite end of the Kuhmühlenteiches. If you walk along the right bank, pass the church of St. Gertrud. The neo-Gothic building was built as a successor to the Gertrudenkapelle, which was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1842. Incidentally, former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was confirmed there. And standing between the church and Kuhmühlenteich, you are on the geographical center of Hamburg.The cow cave pond bridge
Actually, you should photograph this bridge when a train passes over it and at the same time an Alster steamer passes under it. The bridge stands between the stops Mundsburg and Uhlandstraße near the Uhlandstraße. It is considered the most beautiful subway bridge in Hamburg.
Not at all modest is the Kuhmühlenteich bridge with its splendidly decorated pillars made of granite and at least 65 m span from center pillars to center pillars. The span of the bow is naturally lower. It is 55 m, the clear width under the arch is 55.46 m. The length of the railway line between the piers of the bridge is 60 m. Thus we would have four different lengths for this one bridge! In the program of the opening trip of February 15, 1912 is written about her:
On the arch bridge over the Kuhmühlenteich (span 65 m) we stop and take a look at the water surfaces of the Kuhmühlenteiches, the Mundsburger canal and the Alster.
At the south end of this bridge, the first groundbreaking of the elevated railway construction 1.6.1906 began with the establishment of a conveyor to transport the excavation from the tunnel area between Berliner Tor and Besenbinderhof. The excavated material was transported by the conveyor to the Kuhmühlenteich, where it was probably dumped in barges for removal by water.
October 1, 2018
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