Europabrücke

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Europabrücke
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Other name(s) Bridge of Europe
Carries 6 lanes of European route E45
Crosses Sill River
Locale Innsbruck, Tyrol (state), Austria
Design Box Girder
Material Steel
Height 190 metres (620 ft)
Longest span 198 metres (650 ft)
Construction begin 1959
Construction end 1963
Opened 1964
Coordinates 47°12′08″N 11°24′07″E / 47.202222°N 11.401944°E / 47.202222; 11.401944Coordinates: 47°12′08″N 11°24′07″E / 47.202222°N 11.401944°E / 47.202222; 11.401944
Europabrücke is located in Austria
Europabrücke
Europabrücke
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Europabrücke, or Europe's bridge, is a 777-metre (2,549 ft) long bridge spanning the 657-metre (2,156 ft) Wipp valley just south of Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria. The A13 Brenner Autobahn (and European route E45) passes over this bridge, above the Sill River, forming part of the main route from western Austria to Italy via South Tyrol across the Alps. It is also part of the main route between southeastern Germany and northern Italy.

The longest span between pillars is 198 metres (650 ft). Built between 1959 and 1963, it was once Europe's highest bridge, standing 190 metres (620 ft) high above the ground. The Italia Viaduct took over this title in 1974.

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