The Müngstener bridge is the highest railway bridge in Germany and crosses the valley of the Wupper between Remscheid and Solingen. It leads at an altitude of about 107 meters above the valley floor (maximum 205 meters above sea level) over the city limits and is a unique building. The total length is about 465 meters. The over three-year construction period opened in 1897 overpass, initially referred to as the Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge after the first German Emperor Wilhelm I, is a steel truss construction with a central parabolic arc. Architect was Anton von Rieppel. It is used exclusively for the rail traffic of the S-Bahn line between Wuppertal and Solingen. It is named today after the former settlement Müngsten. The river has already crossed the city of Wuppertal at this point and will flow into the Rhine at Leverkusen.Under the building extends on the banks of the Wupper the so-called bridge park Müngsten. In addition to an inn, he offers some recreational facilities, lawns and much information about the bridge and its myths and legends - from the last Golden Rivet to the alleged suicide of the architect due to a supposed miscalculation in the planning. Hiking trails lead to the Castle Castle through the forests of the Bergisches Land. Not far from the bridge, the nature reserves "Wupper valley and slope areas" and "Wupper slopes south of Müngsten" each extend on one side of the Wupper. At the southern end of the park, the river can be crossed by means of a transporter that mechanically propels the passengers like a trolley. The Diederichstempel, which was built in 1901 and offers a view "at eye level" to the bridge, is located above the slope on the Remscheid shore.
February 16, 2019
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