The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke is a swing bridge in Wilhelmshaven and connects the beach with the South Quarter. It was build between 1905 and 1907 designed by Ernst Troschel as Europe's biggest swing bridge. The bridge has a length of 159 m and a width of 8 m. The two pillars are 20, 4 m tall. On the bridge the road traffic can only drive one way at the same time. It is controlled by traffic lights. Before it tilts out the bridge is blocked for the whole traffic by light signals and pikes.
shot for the 100th anniversary in 2007
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