World Cup Fever on the Steinerne Brücke

Germans are getting goofy with their World Cuppery. It’s kind of nice to see them cut loose and blow off some steam.

Not a whole lot of progress on the bridge to report since last time. At the south terminus you can see the nice new interlocking stones forming the base of the future sidewalls.

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So I’ll leave you with a nice scene from the bridge instead of of the bridge.

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Bridge Update, End of March 2014

Big developments on the bridge this week! They’ve closed off the main archway, diverting all foot and bicycle traffic through the secondary arch leading past the entrance the UNESCO World Heritage vistors center and onto the stretch of auxiliary bridge. Scaffolding has replaced the side rails on the south stretch of the bridge. Only the middle section of the bridge and the ramp from there down to Müllerstraße, Alte Linde and the rest of the Oberer Wöhrd are available at the moment. Wonder when they’re finally going to re-open the north end (the Stadtamhof side)…it’s been inaccessible since they first started this project.

View South
View South
Main arch closed
Main arch closed
View North
View North
View West
View West

Bridge Work Update February 2014

Finally had nice weather today in Regensburg. I can’t remember the last time I needed sunglasses. I was glad to have them today while out grocery shopping.

Regensburg Stone Bridge Update 2014-02-22

The bridge work appears to have stalled again — there is nothing new to report since last time, except that that new segment of auxiliary bridge is in operation now. You can see it in the picture above; there are only three unused trestles left now. Once those are supporting walkers1 as well, the whole stretch of bridge from the South shore to the North shore will be closed off.

I wonder, since the rampy part leading down to what we call Tammy‘s Island has been completed since around the time the Christmas markets closed up shop for the year. If you can walk up the ramp adjoining the West side of the original bridge, how will they let you cross its width, ostensibly under construction, to get to the wood-and-steel auxiliary bridge stretched out parallel to its East side?

Oh well, a mystery to be revealed, I guess.

  1. And not bikers, right? No ever rides a bike on the Fußgängerbrücke, right? []

Bridge Update, September 2013

Here’s your update on Regensburg’s Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) situation. As always, click a picture below to embiggen it if you like.

Compared to earlier status reports, it looks like we have major progress to report on the section leading from the middle of the bridge down to the Oberer Wöhrd. Maybe they’ll be able to chuck that ugly metal staircase before long.

Facing west, toward Alte Linde and the Oberer Wöhrd
Facing west, toward Alte Linde and the Oberer Wöhrd

But what’s this? The supports down near the water level on the downstream side all have a couple of big holes dug into them and a pile of stones resting on them. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but I think the stones are numbered. Perhaps so they can be put back? And what if we get another flood scare between now and then?

Facing north from the south end of the bridge — what are they doing to the supports?
Facing north from the south end of the bridge — what are they doing to the supports?

Having some bridge work done

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 Continue reading Having some bridge work done