From 1817, the Baden engineer Johann Gottfried Tulla directed the straightening of the Rhine between the Swiss border near Basel and the border with Hesse over a length of 266 kilometers, with the goal of making the Upper Rhine navigable, preventing flooding to a great extent and thus also suppressing diseases such as malaria ,In 1807 he founded the Karlsruhe School of Engineering, from which, 18 years later, through the merger with Friedrich Weinbrenner's School of Architecture and other institutes, the Polytechnic, now the University of Karlsruhe, was founded.The straightening of the Rhine was a task that stretched over several generations. The work Tullas were continued mainly by Max Honsell.ka.stadtwiki.net/Johann_Gottfried_Tulla
March 11, 2019
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!