Monday, September 22, 2008

Luxembourg - Adolphe Bridge 阿道夫大橋


Stamp Issue : 1935-05-01

Stamp Issue : 1964-12-07 

Adolphe Bridge is a stone arch bridge in Luxembourg City, in southern Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It has become an unofficial national symbol of sorts, representing Luxembourg's independence, and has become one of Luxembourg City's main tourist attractions.
The bridge 153 meters long features a large double arch with a span of 85 meters overhanging the Pétrusse valley 42 meters below. With a width of 17.2 meters, the bridge is connected via 4 communication lines with 3 of them connecting to train stations, and the other going to Ville Haute bus line, accompanied by 2 pedestrian walkways.
Adolphe Bridge was built between 1900 and 1903. Although it is now over 100 years old, it is also known as the New Bridge by people from Luxembourg City. The “old bridge” in this comparison is the footbridge, which was built between 1859 and 1861.


1 comment:

World Wide Postcrossing and Stamps said...

the garden in the botton is very nice, really beautifull!