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Sudbrucke, Mainz

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The Südbrücke, Mainz is a railway bridge on the Main Railway that connects Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, across the Rhine with Gustavsburg in Hesse. It is one of the early railway bridges in Germany.HistoryPaulisystembridge (1862)In the period between 1853 and 1859 railways were built by the Hessian Ludwig Railway on the left and right bank of the Rhine. Initially they were connected across the Rhine. As a result, a train ferry) was established between Mainz and Gustavsburg, using two pontoons towed by paddle steamer to carry wagons across the Rhine. Passengers could use the steamer as a ferry from 1 August 1858.In between 1860 and 1862, the south bridge was designed by the engineering works and iron foundry Maschinenfabrik und Eisengießerei J. F. Klett (later Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg - MAN) originating from Nuremberg.Since the Roman bridge (Pons Ingeniosa) first built c. 30 AD and the Carolingian Rhine bridge of Charlemagne, it had been the first permanent bridge across the Rhine at Mainz, which until then had only a bridge of boats. It was after the Waldshut–Koblenz Rhine Bridge on the Upper Rhine, the cathedral Bridge in Cologne and the Kehl bridge the fourth railway bridge over the Rhine.
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  • Südbrücke is a railway bridge across the Rhine. It is one of the older railroad bridges in Germany. It has a powerful sturdy look. Walkers and bicycles are allowed on the bridge. 
    Südbrücke is a railway bridge across the Rhine. It is one of the older railroad bridges in Germany. It has a powerful sturdy look. Walkers and bicycles are allowed on the bridge.  more »
  • You can also cross this nice old railway bridge over the River Rhine on foot or bike. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic is allowed. As on many bridges, lovers attach padlocks to it :-) 
    You can also cross this nice old railway bridge over the River Rhine on foot or bike. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic is allowed. As on many bridges, lovers attach padlocks to it :-)  more »
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  • a typical railway/train bridge. It is a convenient place to take beautiful photos from Stadtpark to the river. During the evenings with the contrast light sunset could be interesting. Tracking the crossing of trains, the timing works perfectly.
  • Amazing place to walk around. The bridge has signature love locks throughout.. the trains passes via this way. The streamers and ships pass via the water way! The Mainz river is very beautiful. People row Thier boat also around this place. Many people hang out around this area. Lots of restaurant around here serve beer and food for you to have a relaxing time..

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