Historical miracle of design engineering

One of the most impressive buildings of the 19th century: the Göltzschtal Bridge near Reichenbach largest brick bridge in the world and spans the valley of the Göltzsch river with a total of 98 arches. The Leipzig–Hof railway line still runs on two tracks over the viaduct today. The bridge offers an impressive view both from below and from above.

Boldly pivot countless arches made of brick over the deep valley of a tributary of the White Alster. Trains travel at dizzying heights, as if they were floating through the sky. Sometimes in the morning mist rises from the Göltzsch, which is illuminated by the rays of the rising sun, bathing the huge viaduct in a golden haze. A truly an unforgettable sight, which you shouldn't miss.

The 78 meters The high Göltzschtal Bridge near Reichenbach was completed in July 1851. Its construction began in 1846. Johann Andreas Schubert was the designer who began the world's first statically calculated bridge with this overpass. Under the leadership of two engineers Robert Wilke and Ferdinand Dost, the project took shape – and has survived to this day. The bridge has been considered a historical landmark of civil engineering since 2007.

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