GÖLTZSCHTALBRÜCKE - THE LARGEST BRICK BRIDGE IN THE WORLD

Trip date: March 31, 2015

This trip was only the  short stop on a long way.
Despite the fact that It is almost impossible to correctly pronounce this name, when you are not German, it is worth to learn this name. Göltzschtalbrücke is the biggest brick bridge of the world.

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And I have to say that it is awesome and tremendous, especially if you are a technical fan.
It is located near the Czech Republic in the foothills of the Ore Mountains and it was built 160 years ago and the look at this bridge is really breathtaking.
The interesting fact is that the bridge is still in operation, you can see the trains running there.
 
Some technical figures:
Built between 1846 - 1851
Stands at 574 m long, 78 m high
4 storeys with 81 arches
Contains 26 million bricks

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