Germany, Cologne, Hohenzollernbridge

Cologne, Hohenzollernbridge

The Hohenzollernbridge crosses the river Rhine in Cologne. Originally, the bridge was both a railway and street bridge, however after its destruction in 1945 and its subsequent reconstruction it was only accessible to rail and pedestrian traffic. It is the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany, connecting the stations Cologne Hauptbahnhof and Cologne-Deutz with each other. It was built between 1907 and 1911 and consists of three bridge routes with thee iron carcass. The bridge has got a total length of 409, 19 metres and was designed by Franz Schwechten (1841-1924) in the Romanesque revival style.

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