Road Cycling Highlight
The Eiserne Steg is a popular steel and concrete pedestrian bridge in Frankfurt / M that is crossed by around 10,000 people every day. It connects the city center around the Römerberg with Sachsenhausen on the other side of the Main and is one of the most famous photo spots in Frankfurt with a view of the Frankfurt skyline. The footbridge was built in 1869 and replaced in 1912 by an enlarged structure. Shortly before the end of the Second World War, the bridge was blown up by the Wehrmacht as protection against the Americans. Already in 1946 the Eiserne Steg was rebuilt according to old plans and using the previous construction.
In 1993 the bridge had to be completely renovated due to iron corrosion. The Holbeinsteg was installed as a replacement. But just over a year later, the Eiserne Steg shone again in its old glory. Now it also has two lifts and is now easily passable for wheelchairs and strollers. From the middle of the pedestrian bridge, which can also be easily crossed by bike, you have a wonderful view of the skyline, the Nice Gardens and the banks of the museum.• Design: steel articulated girder bridge
• Construction time: 1st bridge 1868-1869 + 2nd bridge 1911-1912
• Overall length: 173, 59 m
• Width: 5.44 m
• Headroom ship: 6.50 m
• Use: - Pedestrian and bicycle bridge 🚴
October 26, 2018
Many who cross the Ironbridge have already seen it: the slogan "ΠΛΕΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΟΙΝΟΠΑ ΠΟΝΤΟΝ ΕΠ ΑΛΛΟΘΡΟΟΥΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥΣ" placed at the height of the northern bridge pier across the footpath. The verse comes from the Odyssey of Homer and is reproduced in the translation of Wolfgang Schadewaldt's epic as: "Sailing on a wine-white sea towards people of other languages". The installation with the motto was created by the artist Hagen Bonifer on the occasion of the 250th birthday of Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 1999.
October 23, 2019
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