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The Steinheim Main Bridge is a crossing of the Main River in Hanau, consisting of three parallel bridges connecting the inner city of Hanau and the district of Hanau-Steinheim and serving both rail and road traffic.The steel compartment road bridge:
- for car, two lanes with two-sided bicycle and pedestrian path
- Total length 246 mThe steel truss bridge of the railway:
- Steel bar arch bridge of the S-Bahn
- Total length 246 mThe road bridge was in 1873 the first fixed crossing of the Main in the area of Hanau since the Roman bridge, which was located slightly downstream of the Steinheimer bridge, below the Vicus and fort Salisberg, was destroyed about 1600 years earlier.The Steinheim Main Bridge was required when the Bebraer railway under construction after the annexation of Kurhessen by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1866 did not end in Hanau, but should be continued to Frankfurt am Main. Since the North-Main railway route had already been in existence since 1848 and was privately owned, the Prussian state railway only had the option of running its own route south-münisch over the territory of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. For a crossing of the Mains was required. At the same time, however, they also gained access to the industrial city of Offenbach am Main.de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinheimer_Mainbrücke
October 3, 2018
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