Mülheim Bridge, Cologne

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Mülheim Bridge looking into the afternoon sun

The Mülheim Bridge (German: Mülheimer Brücke pronounced [ˈmyːlˌhajmɐ ˌbʁʏkə], Colognian: Möllemer Bröck pronounced [ˈmøləmɐ ˌbʁøkˑ]) in Cologne is a suspension bridge on the river Rhine in Western Germany. It has a main span of 315 metres.[1] The bridge was originally completed in 1929. On October 14-15, 1944, an American bomb struck the chamber containing the demolition charges destroying the bridge. [1] The bridge was rebuilt between 1949 and 1951. It connects the city district Riehl on the west side of the river with Mülheim on the east side, after which the bridge is named.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scott, Richard (2001). In the wake of Tacoma: suspension bridges and the quest for aerodynamic stability. ASCE Publications. pp. 131–132. ISBN 0-7844-0542-5. 

Coordinates: 50°57′52″N 6°59′43″E / 50.96444°N 6.99528°E / 50.96444; 6.99528