Blaues Wunder

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Blaues Wunder, Dresden, Germany

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A special bridge May 27, 2017
"Blaues Wunder" (Blue Wonder) is a bridge across the Elbe river that connects the residential districts Blasewitz (left bank) and Loschwitz (right bank), built 1891 - 93 according to plans of Claus Köpke and Hans Manfred Krüger. It is one of Dresden's landmarks. Built without a pillar in the river, it is a technical masterpiece. The construction is a steel framwork. The bridge is 260 m long, spans 141.5 m between the two pillars. Its nickname results from the colour, which changed from green to blue some weeks after it was completed.

In May 1945 two locals secretly cut the powder fuse, installed by the Nazis to blow up the bridge. A plaque on the Blasewitz side, next to Cafe Toscana, reminds of the two guys.
Blue Wonder bridge
Blue Wonder bridge
Blue Wonder bridge
Blue Wonder bridge
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