Drachenbrücke

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  • HerrK

    Since the beginning of 2008, the Drachenbrücke has connected the district park Hochlarmark (former site of the Recklinghausen II colliery) and the triangular settlement behind it with the Hoheward heap. It was developed by Ralf Wörzberger. For pedestrians and cyclists, the bridge offers a curved overpass over the Cranger Straße in the form of a dragon skeleton whose ribs serve as a holder for the railing. Dragon's neck and head are turned back, as if the dragon were looking down at its visitors. The opening of the 1.5-million-euro building was delayed several times. The reasons for this were, among other things, planning shortcomings and the increased construction costs due to the increased world market price for steel. Although the building suggests a rather light construction, the total mass amounts to 198 tons. The Dragon Bridge is 165 meters long without the dragon's head. [7]
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halde_Hoheward

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    • 04/15/2015

  • Ralph K.

    If you run to the head or drive, you have the feeling that the head of the dragon would turn to one. Very beautiful :-)

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    • 10/07/2017

  • buskultur

    Architecturally very impressive bridge.

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    • 12/04/2016

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Since the beginning of 2008, the Drachenbrücke has connected the district park Hochlarmark (former site of the Recklinghausen II colliery) and the triangle settlement behind it with the Hoheward heap. It was developed by Ralf Wörzberger. For pedestrians and cyclists, the bridge offers a curved overpass over the Cranger Straße in the form of a dragon skeleton whose ribs serve as a holder for the railing. Dragon's neck and head are turned back, as if the dragon were looking down at its visitors. The length of the pylons above the carriageway to Cranger Straße is 18 m and the width of the carriageway is 3.5 m. The opening of the 1.5-million-euro building was delayed several times. The reasons for this were, among other things, planning shortcomings and the increased construction costs due to the increased world market price for steel. Although the building suggests a rather light construction, the total mass amounts to 198 tons. The Dragon Bridge is 165 meters long without the dragon's head. It is worth noting that in the past the bridge has repeatedly been the victim of vandalism.

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    • 04/01/2018

  • Pruemmel

    Otherwise I do not know any dragon bridge. Original !!

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    • 08/03/2018

  • 🐾Maureen & die Chihuahuas🐾

    Even with this bridge you can see the years so slowly, the color has decreased and unfortunately it has been smeared. Technically she looks top, and the artwork itself is a unique piece anyway!

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    • 07/11/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Drachenbrücke’

Location: in the Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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