Road Cycling Highlight
The Ladenburg Water Tower has a special appearance. It stands on the edge of the historic town center and at the same time on the edge of the Carl Benz Park with the well-known inventor's residence. In unobstructed visibility flows the Neckar, whose element was the water indeed the original of the tower. Too bad that the tower can not be climbed. The view alternating between the old town and the river landscape would certainly have an extraordinary charm.
The city of Ladenburg made from 1903 a modern public water supply. From January to June the company J.Grosselfinger & Cie. from Offenburg / Mannheim the suction line, 9000 m main line, 100 hydrants and 400 house connections. The South German construction company for combustion plants and chimney construction from Mannheim built the 48 m high water tower. The company F.A. Neumann from Eschweiler supplied the iron reservoir for the tower. From Heinrich Lanz Mannheim came a stationary 16PS Dampflocomobile and from Bopp & Reuther Mannheim the pumps. The water supply of 250 cbm was divided into a fire stock of 60 and one for the consumption of 190 cbm. The plant went out of operation in 1991, when the waterworks of the Lobdengau Water Production Association went into operation. 🚴♂️rhein-neckar-industriekultur.de/objekte/wasserturm-ladenburg
April 30, 2019
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