Müngsten Bridge

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Original nameMüngstener Brücke
LocationSolingen, Nordrhein-West, Germany
Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen,
Statusin use
Opened1897
ArchitectAnton von Rieppel
FunctionRailway bridge
DesignArch bridge
Length465 m
Height107 m
Longest span107 m
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About Müngsten Bridge

Müngsten Bridge crosses the river Wupper, connecting the cities of Remscheid and Solingen. The bridge is 107 meters high, making it the highest railway bridge in Germany. Construction of the bridge began in 1894 and was completed in 1897. It was used 5,000 tons of steel and 950,000 rivets in construction. The bridge was built with a number of advanced building techniques, responsible architect and engineer for the project was Anton von Rieppel (1852 - 1926).
The bridge was originally named the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke in honor of Emperor Wilhelm I. At the end of the monarchy the bridge was renamed after the nearby settlement Müngsten and today the bridge has become a tourist attraction.