Europa Bridge

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Europa Bridge

Europabrücke
Europabruecke von osten tiny.jpg
Coordinates47°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
Carries6 lanes of European route E45
CrossesSill River
LocaleInnsbruck, Tyrol (state), Austria
Other name(s)Bridge of Europe
Characteristics
DesignBox Girder
MaterialSteel (truss) and concrete (pillar)
Height190 metres (620 ft)
Longest span198 metres (650 ft)
History
Construction start1959
Construction end1963
Opened1964
Europa Bridge is located in Austria
Europa Bridge
Europa Bridge
Location in Austria
Europabrücke.jpg

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).

It hosts a 192 meter bungee jump, the fifth highest in the world.[1]

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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.

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Media related to Europabrücke (Brennerautobahn) at Wikimedia Commons