The work on Regensburg’s iconic Stone Bridge (“die steinerne Brücke”) trudges on. They must have made some major progress while we were out of the country, waiting out the winter. Now the auxiliary pedestrian bridge has been extended significantly and there’s another section of the old bridge closed off for work. I spotted this machine lurking near the edge of the covered bit, just seething at the thought of any cobblestones taking root. It reminds me of something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. But I’m sure it’s a sign of better days to come for our nearly-900-year-old bridge.
Now that they’ve ripped up the part of the bridge leading down to Müllerstraße and Alte Linde, you can see that they’re still much less than half way across the bridge. Well, no surprise — we read somewhere a couple years ago that this was to be a 5-year project.
In other news, rhubarb is here, looking too nice to have come from Germany. I suspect it’s an import from some region who knows what time of year it is. We’re waiting for the local crop to arrive before we start getting excited. At this rate, it could be May before we start to get Springy weather!