Remagen Bridge -plans to re-construct

Discussion in 'General' started by Lindele, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Karsten Fehr, the mayor of Unkel has a dream.
    Together with the Mayor of Remagen is planning to re-do the bridge for use of pedestrians and bikers only.
    But they need sponsors.
    Today the villagers use ferries and cars have to go a long way.
    The two huge pillars are still there and can be purchased from the <railway Company.

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Stefan - any photos/pictures of whats there today or what is planned

  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went there back in 2008. Camped inthe local campsite. I do like the idea of a cycle/pedestrian bridge.
  4. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    I will ask for a PDF of the article including a photo of what it looks like today.
    I might even contact the mayors for plans.

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  5. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    the article from Sueddeutsche Zetung.
    I am calling mayor Karsten Fehr later today
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    No article to read.
    Just your comment & that pdf icon.
  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    I have to admit I am surprised that in all these years a new bridge has not been built.
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'm not - as it was not the mainline. It was built in WW1 for military use. Post-WW2 there was no need for it.
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  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Fair, but from the point of view of personal transportation? The railroad bridge used to allow pedestrian traffic too. And as Stefan wrote people have to go a long way around. But, it's not like the Rhine is a little stream you can cheaply bridge!
  10. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    It is currently a fantastic place for ww2 enthuseasts to visit.

  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    They have ferries across the Rhine. We went on one nearby.
    I imagine the boatmen's union didnt want a new bridge.
  12. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    I do not believe the boat men are organised.
    Anyway, I talked to the responsible person in Unkel; according to her, they are at present running a couple of feasibly studies and need money too.
    I keep you posted on any progress
  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    How it was . Original photos from my negatives collection.
    Bridge at Remagen ww2 original  (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg Bridge at Remagen ww2.jpg
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