Sun Oct 9th, 2005 at 05:00:16 AM EST
From the diaries ~ whataboutbob
Today's TBB is about a Bridge that does not exist anymore, but which nevertheless, is still very present in many peoples mind, for its history. In its place is now a peace museum which bears the following theme:
Every day let us work for peace with our mind and heart.
Each person should begin with himself.
Well, this was written in 1980 and the German version is gender neutral.
The bridge's history starts in 1917,when Karl Viennese an architect from Mannheim is being asked to plan the 325 meters long bridge, whose headroom over the normal water level of Rhine amounted to 14.80 meters. The highest point of the arch lay at 29.25 meters over the water surface. The bridge carried two railroad tracks and a pedestrian track.
The old railway tunnel still exist and two bridge towers in which a peace museum was established in 1980.
If you look closely, the two flags in this picture are the German and the US flag.
As most of you will have realised by now, the bridge I am talking about it the "Bridge of Remagen" a bridge worth its weight in Gold. However, I could not find out, how much this is in modern currencies...
So can you think of any other bridge, that does not exist anymore, but is nevertheless very famous?
these pages have some more images and some more information on the historical background.