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Europa Bridge

Coordinates: 47°12′08″N 11°24′07″E / 47.202222°N 11.401944°E / 47.202222; 11.401944
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Europa Bridge

Coordinates47°12′08″N 11°24′07″E / 47.202222°N 11.401944°E / 47.202222; 11.401944
Carries6 lanes of European route E45
CrossesSill River
LocaleInnsbruck, Tyrol (state), Austria
Other name(s)Bridge of Europe
DesignBox Girder
MaterialSteel (truss) and concrete (pillar)
Height190 metres (620 ft)
Longest span198 metres (650 ft)
Construction start1959
Construction end1963
Inaugurated17 November 1963

The Europa Bridge or Bridge of Europe (Europabrücke) is a 777-metre-long (2,549 ft) bridge carrying the A13 Brenner Autobahn (and European route E45) over the 657-metre (2,156 ft) Wipp valley just south of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. The bridge spans the Sill River, and forms part of the main route across the Alps from western Austria to South Tyrol in Italy. It is also part of the main route between southeastern Germany and northern Italy.

The longest span between pillars is 198 metres (650 ft).[1]

It hosts a 192-meter Bungee Jump, the fifth highest in the world.[2]


Built between 1959 and 1963 and standing 190 metres (620 ft) high above the ground, it took the title of Europe's highest bridge, surpassing the Gueuroz Bridge in Switzerland. The Italia Viaduct took over this title in 1974.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schmidt, Wilhelm (October 1964). "El puente Europa en Innsbruck" [The Europe bridge in Innsbruck]. Informes de la Construcción (in Spanish). Vol. 17. ISSN 1988-3234.
  2. ^ "Rupert Hirner Bungy Jumping | Sprung von einer der höchsten Locations Europas".
  3. ^ "Europa Bridge". Highestbridges.com. Retrieved 24 November 2022.

External links[edit]

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