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The south bridge - MainzThe Mainz south bridge (Mainz-Süd railway bridge, sometimes also called: Mainz-Gustavsburger railway bridge) is a railway bridge that connects Mainz in Rhineland-Palatinate across the Rhine with Ginsheim-Gustavsburg in Hesse. 🚴♂️
The bridge has never received an official name and is therefore still referred to in different ways. It begins on the left bank between the two surviving bridge towers. On the right bank, the proportions of the abutting bridge pillar show that the eastern bridge towers that stood on it until the Second World War were considerably more modest. From there, foreshore bridges, almost as long as the bridge over the stream, through the dyke foreland on the Mainspitze until shortly before the Mainz-Gustavsburg station of the city Ginsheim-Gustavsburg. The Mainz south bridge from 1862 was after the Roman bridge and shortly after its completion burned Rhine bridge Charlemagne the first fixed Rhine bridge in Mainz, which until then had only one bridge. At the same time, it was one of four railway bridges that crossed the Rhine. 🚴♂️Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the Rhine very well on a bridge on the outside of the bridge structure. 🚴♂️Design: Pauli / half parabolic bridge
Construction time: 1862/1912 / 1948-49
Total length: 1028 m
Width: 12.60 m
Headroom: 9.10 m
Use: - Railway bridge
- pedestrian and bicycle crossing 🚴♂️de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%BCdbr%C3%BCcke_(Mainz)
March 21, 2019
The Mainz South Bridge with its impressive monumental towers and its varied history connects Mainz at the height of the city park with the former Ginsheim-Gustavsburg district; It is a railway bridge, which stood before the founding of the empire since 1864. Pedestrians and cyclists can comfortably over to Gustavsburg and z. B. walk on the Mainspitze; Here you have a nice view of Mainz.
July 3, 2019
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