Friday, August 18, 2006

German Engineering: Undulating Bridge

Here's another example of wonderful German engineering that somehow combines functionality with astonishing aesthetics.

The longest wooden bridge in Europe - called "The Dragon's Tail" - has been opened in the Thuringia region of eastern Germany.

The undulating bridge, 240m (787ft) long, spans a valley 25m deep near the town of Ronneburg.

It is made of larch and spruce. The town, together with neighbouring Gera, will host the German Federal Garden Show from April to October 2007. The bridge will be a major attraction, linking two different landscape areas. The organisers hope to attract many visitors from all over Germany and Europe.


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