The High Moselle Bridge opens for traffic on 21 November 2019, after a construction time of 8 years.
On 16 November 2019, the population had the only opportunity to walk across the finished bridge. Estimated 40,000 people did not miss to take a unique look at the Moselle valley.
In the morning hours, the bridge was still in dense fog, but at noon the sun shows up. By that time, the access road was already hopelessly congested. It was hard to find parking on the edge of the road.
Arrived on the bridge, we see some booths for wine and soup, which, which, however, are no match for the rush of visitors. But the organizers are to be credited for the fact that the number of visitors could hardly be estimated seriously, as it was heavily dependent on the weather. In fog or even rain, as on the day before and the day after, or in strong winds, hardly any visitors would have come.
But that does not dampen the sentiments of the visitors. With horses, a penny-farthing, many bicycles, and dogs, the people walked along the 1.7 km long bridge and occasionally cast their eyes 160 m deep into the valley.
The High Moselle Bridge is the second-highest bridge in Germany and part of the High Moselle Crossing, connecting the Wittlich motorway junction with the A61; Thus an essential part of the expansion of the connection between the Rhine-Main area (FFM airport) and the seaports in Belgium and the Netherlands.
One used a total of around 33,000 tons of steel for the beam bridge. The entire construction phase costs about 500 Million Euros, 175 million euros of which for the High Moselle Bridge. Surely also the Eifel benefits from new industrial settlements.
During the citizen’s feast, sports planes, paragliders, and multicopters fly around up in the airspace above the High Moselle Bridge.
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