Road Cycling Highlight
The Theodor-Heuss Bridge, also known as the Frankenthal Rhine Bridge, crosses the Rhine on the A6, connecting the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg.
The foreland bridge on the west, the Rhineland-Palatinate side consists of three, on the eastern side of six vaulted arches. As a special feature, the bridge on the central strip has a bike + walkway to cross the Rhine; in the dividing pillars of the two bridgeheads there are the staircases. The bridge construction, which was also designed by Friedrich Tamms, an architect from the area around Albert Speer, began in 1938. In 1940, a serious accident occurred when a mounting yoke of the bridge collapsed between the river pier and the pier and 30 workers died. Thereupon and because of the progressive 2. World war the further construction was suspended and resumed only 1948. In 1950, two lanes were opened to traffic. A few days later, Theodor Heuss visited the bridge named after him. Completely completed with all four lanes was the bridge in 1964.
The crossing has a two-lane carriageway in each direction and has in the middle of these lanes a separate wheel + walkway that can be crossed by a staircase (wheel rail).
• Name: Theodor-Heuss-Bridge A6
• City: Mannheim
• Type: beam bridge
• Construction time: 1938-1948 + 1950-1964
• Total length: 830 m
• Width: approx. 25.20 m
• Height: approx. 22.00 m
• Use road bridge
• public pedestrian and bicycle bridge 🚴♂️de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor-Heuss-Br%C3%BCcke_(A_6)
October 1, 2019
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