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Verden’s Railway Bridge

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It’s new look is hard to describe, but the replacement for the old railway bridge – not to be confused with the new Südbrücke now under reconstruction for car traffic – won’t be 15 metres tall, as threatened by the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways) earlier. It will rather look like the one this expert demonstrates with two cups of coffee.

German Railways usually has its way with ticket price increases and obtaining more-than-the-usual information about its employees, but this time, Verden apparently decided that enough harm has been done to its skyline in the recent past. The town’s local government, a nostalgic Lower Saxonian club plus two professors from Dresden and Munich stirred shit. We’ll get something nicer instead.

Try to translate Stahlsegelbrücke in Betonverbundbauweise if you can, or, as recommended before, see this picture.


My friend and contributor JR suggested that I should write about some good news for a change. Here it is.


Written by taide

January 31, 2009 at 8:22 am

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