Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Germany - Bad Säckingen Covered Bridge & Switzerland - Old Rhine Bridge


Stamp Issue : 2008-09-04 

Bad Säckingen Covered Bridge (Old Rhine Bridge) that links Bad Säckingen in Germany with Stein Aargau in Switzerland. It is the longest covered bridge main structure at just over 200 m in Germany, Switzerland and possibly in Europe. It is also Germanys southernmost covered bridge and probably has some of the oldest timbers still in use in a bridge. The bridge belongs to the German town of Bad Säckingen, but it crosses the border into Switzerland at the deepest part of the river. It has been restored many times and used to carry motor vehicles - now it is a pedestrian footbridge.

Many thanks Mrs. Kalpana Sharma mail above two beautiful bridge maximum cards of newest Joint issue Germany/Switzerland to me from Germany.

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