Saturday, October 18, 2008

Netherlands - Culemborg Railroad Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1968-04-09 

Culemborg Railroad Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in Holland was the one over the river Lek near Culemborg which reached the age of 114 years. The building in 1863-1867 made it possible to travel by rail between the North of The Netherlands and the South. It was a huge achievement at that time, as knowledge about iron and steel wasn't at a very high level. The main bridge was 154 meters long, the total length was 670 meters. In the year 1982 it has been replaced by a much more normal one. The old bridge couldn't bear todays heavy trains anymore.


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