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?