Bike Touring Highlight
The Fleher Bridge was opened in 1979 and has the highest bridge pylon in Germany with a height of 146.47 m and the largest span of all cable-stayed bridges in Germany with a main opening of 368 m. At the time of its completion, it was even the furthest single-span cable-stayed bridge in the world.
The Rhine bridge Düsseldorf-Flehe (A46) connects Dusseldorf - Neuss over the beautiful Rhine. The gigantic cable-stayed bridge has a length of fabulous 1166 m. More than 85,000 vehicles cross this bridge daily. Even pedestrians as well as cyclists can cross the bridge.
The Fleher bridge, also Rhine bridge Dusseldorf-Flehe, between Dusseldorf and Neuss is a motorway bridge (with pedestrian and bicycle lanes parallel to the carriageways) over the Rhine, the A 46 from the left bank of the Rhine region (Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Aachen region, Heinsberg district , Belgium, Netherlands) with the Bergische Land (Wuppertal, Solingen, Hagen) and the south of Düsseldorf. It also forms the southern part of the Dusseldorf motorway quadrangle and is named after the district of Flehe the city.
The structure has three lanes and one hard shoulder per direction of travel and on both sides a 2.75 m wide footpath and cycle path. The bridge does not cross the Rhine at right angles to protect the water catchment area of the old Flehe waterworks.
The Fleher bridge has the highest bridge pylon in Germany and the largest span of all cable-stayed bridges in Germany. At the time of its completion, with a main span of 368 m, it was the world's longest stretched single-span cable-stayed bridge. Source: Wikipedia