German Unity Transport Project 8

 Nuremberg – Erfurt – Halle/Leipzig – Berlin

The Siebenbogen Bridge in the Rednitz Valley

Siebenbogen Bridge near Fürth (Photo: DB AG)

Facts and figures

Bridge length: 187 m
(Graphic: DB AG)

History of the bridge

1862 Bridge first built
1891 Extension of the single-track bridge to take three additional tracks
1899 Concrete extension on the south side for a fifth track for the Rangaubahn (Rangau Railway) to Cadolzburg
1970 Filled with concrete, overhead line masts relocated to gain space in the valley
2009-2010 New bridge on the north side for two tracks for the S-Bahn (rapid transit) line

Extension with 20-metre spans. The design is based on that of the historic Siebenbogen Bridge.


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