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.
April 7, 2019
For over 100 years, the imposing steel structure of the Müngstener bridge spans the rushing river, which shows itself here from one of its most beautiful side. Despite its impressive dimensions, the building does not seem bulky, but filigree - light and floating, it fits into the environment.At the foot of the bridge is the Müngsten Bridge Park, a quiet yet lively spot amidst deep forests and protected nature - far from traffic, but within easy reach. Picnic, sunbathing and games are expressly allowed on wide lawns with shady groups of trees! Again and again, the view opens up to the bridge monument: of meadows, of beaches, of viewing balconies over the water. If you would like to explore the area from here, you will reach the other shore in a very unusual way with the Schwebefähre. Reddish brown house shines Müngsten at the entrance to the park, a facade made of weatherproof structural steel. The architecture is idiosyncratic - and fits perfectly into the landscape. With a view of the bridge, you can enjoy a break here. And those who like it actively: the Müngstener Rätsel is waiting for solutions and a play and movement path not only invites the little visitors.
June 11, 2019
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