Bridge Update July 2016: literal and figurative

It struck me as a little ironic that the literal bridge from Regensburg to the rest of Bavaria1 is being repaired, whereas some protesters want to bolster a figurative bridge to Regensburg — and Germany in general — from other countries.

Literal

Not much to report here, yet again. Work is progressing, but mostly not in ways the casual passers-by can detect. But here’s one exception: they’ve built up scaffolding for work on the bridge supports.

Pylon Work
Pylon Work

The south end (still) appears to be nearly completed, when you peek through the tarp gusting on a breezy day. Looks like they need to mortar in the gaps between the pavers and that section of the bridge should be completed.

Peek Through
Peek Through

Figurative

I got back Friday evening from most of a week in Romania on a business trip and wanted to spend a little time on foot out before departing today for a full week in Hamburg on a training trip (where I am a trainee, not the trainer). We were expecting some gathering of crowds because of the 2016 Bayerisches Jazz Weekend, but were surprised to find a parade of protesters along our path back from grocery shopping. They’re protesting the policy of Sicherer Herkunftsstaat, which makes it easy to deport asylum seekers based on their country of origin. See more here if you can read German.

Protest am Sankt Kassiansplatz
Protest am Sankt Kassiansplatz

Note the little girl in the Che shirt in the foreground.

Protest am Dom
Protest am Dom

Protest am Dom
Protest am Dom
  1. at least back in the day when the Regensburg was the seat of the Perpetual Diet of the HRE []

4 thoughts on “Bridge Update July 2016: literal and figurative”

  1. Steven

    Is the woodwork in front of the Dom just for the protests, or is that being renovated as well?

    1. cliff1976

      Hi Steven!

      Nope, that woodwork has been there for coming up on a year now. It’s part of the efforts to protect passers-by from the Dom’s shedding on them. See here: https://www.regensblog.com/2015/09/09/cathedral-dandruff-and-bridge-update-august-and-september-2015/

      1. Steven

        Oh yeah, I asked you about that when I was there a few weeks back also, but I have the memory of a… what were we talking about?

        1. cliff1976

          ZOMG you guys gotta check out this sweet treasure chest I just found over here! 🐠

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