German Unity Transport Project 8

 Nuremberg – Erfurt – Halle/Leipzig – Berlin

The Mühlbach Bridge at Untersiemau

Muehlbach Bridge (Photo: Nürnberg Luftbild, Hajo Dietz)

Facts and figures

Bridge length: 175 m

The Lichtenfels section of the new Ebensfeld-Erfurt line runs through the administrative districts of Lichtenfels (the town of Staffelstein) and Coburg (the municipalities of Großheirath and Untersiemau).

(Graphic: DB AG)

The new line is a two-track high-speed line. The section of line to be built runs south of the Weinberg landfill to north of the Weißenbrunn am Forst Viaduct. The main components of this project are the Kulch and Lichtenholz tunnels, the Mühlbach Bridge at Untersiemau and an earthwork section of around 4 kilometres with embankments and cuttings.

Plan view Mühlbach Bridge at Untersiemau
Plan view Mühlbach Bridge at Untersiemau (Graphic: DB AG)

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