A further collection of notable bridges from Southern Germany and Austria.
Würzburg’s Old Main Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke) was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge from 1133. It was adorned from 1730 on in two phases with well-known statues of saints and famous persons.
The concrete arch bridge upstream of the old bridge at Wurzburg is also an elegant structure, but one about which I have not been able to find any details.
The Ludwigsbrucke is immediately oustside the Deutsche Museum in Munich, which includes, amongst many other exhibits, an interesting bridge exhibition. The Ludwigsbrucke was constructed in 1936 with a span of 43 m, and was an early example of the use of precasting, with the arch soffit being formed from precast concrete, which was used as permanent form-work for the main concrete structure.
The nearby Luitpoldbrucke is similar in appearance, but is larger and older. Built in 1901 with 63 m span.
Of the bridges crossing the Salzach River at Salzburg it is the Mozart Footbridge (2nd from top) which is the most famous (having been filmed together with young Trapps practicing their scales in the Sound of Music), but to my mind the recent concrete footbridge is the more attractive.