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humminbirdlvr

This is a gorgeous photo of the sunset behind this bridge. I saw the original bridge back in the 1970s, before the 1993 fire and subsequent reconstruction of this bridge.

From Wikipedia: The Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the River Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel,[1] the bridge is unique in containing a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe,[2][3] as well as the world's oldest surviving truss bridge.[4] It serves as the city's symbol and as one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.[5]

The bridge itself was originally built c.1365[8] as part of Lucerne's fortifications. It linked the old town on the right bank of the Reuss to the new town on the left bank, securing the town from attack from the south (i.e. from the lake).[9] The bridge was initially over 270 metres (890 ft) long, although numerous shortenings over the years and river bank replenishments mean the bridge now totals only 204.7 metres (672 ft) long. It is the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world, consisting of strutted and triangulated trusses of moderate span, supported on piled trestles; as such, it is probably an evolution of the strutted bridge.[2]

The Kapellbrücke almost burned down on 18 August 1993, destroying two thirds of its interior paintings.[10] Shortly thereafter, the Kapellbrücke was reconstructed and again opened to the public on 14 April 1994 for a total of CHF 3.4 million.[8]

dendro

Hi mother123456, I'm happy you enjoy my sunsets! Thanks

dendro

Thanks Robin!

dendro

Thanks pasta, wish I was there with my camera taking this image.☺☺

dendro

I'm honored to bring you great memories, Jason, thanks for commenting.

Thanks for another wonderful sunset!

redina1

Beautiful sunset. Thanks.

pasta

This is absolutely beautiful.☺☺

jasonchung2

Lucerne - love this place.

This photo brings back beautiful memories.

Thank you Dendro.

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