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Kornhausbruecke bridge description and photos - Switzerland: Bern. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kornhausbruecke.
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Kornhausbrucke is located in the northern part of the historic center of Bern. This bridge is named after the Kornhaus - a Baroque granary erected in the early 18th century near the Are River, and the square of the same name, located right in front of the bridge in the Old Town.
The Kornhausbrucke Bridge was supposed to connect the Old Town of Bern with the opposite bank the Are river, where the northern regions of Altenberg, Spitalaker and Breitenrhein are located. The municipality of Bern has allocated a huge amount for the construction of this bridge. For a long time, officials could not decide on the design of the future structure. They wanted to make the bridge suspended, almost weightless, then they considered options for erecting a massive structure, in which there would be room for apartments. The architect who developed this project assured that Bern in this way could significantly save on the construction of the bridge. Finally, on January 13, 1895, the city government settled on a proposal from local engineers A. and H. von Bonstetten and Paul Simons. Work on the bridge began in September 1895 and continued until June 18, 1898.
The Kornhausbrucke Bridge is over 360 meters long and 12.6 meters wide and rises 47.76 meters above the river. The central arch is 115 meters long. .
In 1998, the reconstruction of this Berne bridge took place, which cost the Swiss government 21 million Swiss francs. The bridge offers a magnificent view of both the Old Town of Bern and the residential areas on the other side of the Are River. As local residents assure, you need to come to this bridge during the rain. It was then that the photographs of Bern taken from this bridge, will be the most spectacular.
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