Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen

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Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen
Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen ↔ Stein AG, Schweizer Seite 2012.JPG
Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen seen from the Swiss side
Crosses Rhine
Other name(s) Säckingerbrücke (Swiss name)
Owner Stadt Bad Säckingen since 1979 (1869 Grand Duchy of Baden)
Characteristics
Total length 203.7 m (668 ft)
Width 5 m (16 ft)
Number of spans 9
History
Construction begin mid-13th century
Inaugurated 1272
Opened 1272
Statistics
Daily traffic road, pedestrian (formerly also a road bridge [Reichsstraße Nr. 34 and from 1945 to 1979 Bundesstraße 34])
Toll no

Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen is a bridge over the Rhine. It connects the German city of Bad Säckingen with the village Stein in Switzerland. The covered bridge spans 203.7 metres (668 ft) over the Hochrhein and is the longest roofed wooden bridge of Europe. The bridge is listed as a national registered monument in Switzerland (Kulturgut von nationaler Bedeutung im Kanton Aargau).

The bridge was built in 1272 and was destroyed several times (1570, 1633, 1678). The current bridge was completed in 1700. Originally a road bridge, the bridge is now only open for pedestrians since the Fridolinsbrücke (Swiss: Rheinbrücke Stein) was opened in 1979 for road traffic.

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Coordinates: 47°33′05″N 7°57′05″E / 47.55139°N 7.95139°E / 47.55139; 7.95139