coordinates: 51° 09 ' 38 " N 07° 08 ' 00 " O
Originally the building carried emperor William bridge for the names,designated after emperor Wilhelm I., on the occasion of of its 100-jährigen birthday to 22. March 1897 the conclusion rivet was struck. After resignation of the monarchy the close settlement became Müngsten, which was at the city boundary Solingens, Remscheids and Wuppertal, named-giving.
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1893 begun with pre-working at the building site, was finished the railway bridge 1897 as steel structure and is with 107 m height over the water level of the Wupper Germanyhighest railway bridge. First drafts for an elbow bridge here between the two cities decrease/go back to the year 1889. The stand columns (6 pieces) have a maximum height of 69 M. The central opening of the building of over, which spans the low, hasa middle span of 170 M. The overall length of the iron construction amounts to 465 M. Altogether 5,000 t of steel sections were blocked and 950,000 rivets were struck. The main elbow of the bridge was established for the first time in the procedure of the “free porch”. Thus it is meant thatthe two elbow halves without further stands up to the Bogenschluss and to a certain extent even the crane for the further assembly were finished placed delivered. The procedure is characterised by a small expenditure with the production, which is static computation of all loadshowever aufwändig. The elbow is three-way statically indefinitely stored, which likewise brings a substantial material saving with itself. Thus it differs from the optically very similar Garabit viaduct (fr.) in the Auvergne in France.
The building master Anton ofRieppel was technical designer with engine works Augsburg Nuremberg AG (M.A.N.). Its name is registered on the Gedenktafel, those on operation of the VDI and the M.A.N. at the foot of the bridge one established.
Originally the bridge for single-lane Eisenbahnverkehr was intended,but the royal railway management at that time Elberfeld estimated traffic which can be expected between rem-separates and Solingen so highly in that planning was amended to two tracks. 1890 already approved the Prussian federal state parliament the necessary building sum of five million Marks.It is reported that at that time the gigantically seeming structural drawings for the bridge were the sensation of the world exhibition 1893 in Chicago. The Luftlinienentfernung between both cities amounts to 8 km, before the building of the Müngstener bridge however amounted the distanceon the rail on 42 km. The first cut of the spade took place to 26. February 1894. In order to create the building materials near, the tracks were already shifted by both cities up to the building site. Altogether 1,400 kg dynamite and 1,600 kg of black powders becameneeded, in order to implement the necessary breakups. The completion of the carcass (bridge conclusion) fell on the 21. March 1897; on the following day during the arranging celebration the last was struck by approximately 950,000 rivets set on the building site. Even if rumors of onegolden rivet report, that at the hundredth birthday emperor Wilhelm I.struck rivet was only fire-gilded. Genuine Solinger insists however on the golden rivet. The official inauguration celebration of the bridge found to 15. July 1897 instead of. The emperor came however to thisMeeting not personally, but sent as envoy and its representative prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia.Emperor Wilhelm II.visited the bridge only two years later, to 12. August 1899, that a Gedenktafel under the bridge reminds this very day. Sad celebrityattained the bridge by many humans, who purpose-alienate it as means for their Suizid.
on the occasion of the 100jährigen of existence of the bridge became a packing artist Christo of a Remscheider citizen during its stay in Bonn the presentationveiling asked citizens of Berlin Reichstag to disguise the bridge with rostfarbenem cloth. It rejected however, since it “do not make things two times. It veiled the Pont Neuf in Paris. Also on the objection that it itselfthe Pont Neuf around a stone bridge in a city, with which Müngstener bridge acts in the middle however around a steel bridge in the country, it reacted rejecting.
- Adolf of mountain: The Thalbrücke with Müngsten and the distance rem-separate - Solingen. Rem-separate: RGA Buchverlag 1997 ISBN 3-923495-43-9
- Anton Riepel: The Thalbrücke with Müngsten, VDI publishing house, ISBN 3-18-400762-6
- Bernhard Sieper: The Müngstener bridge, fount publishing house, Wuppertal Elberfeld
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- Structurae: Of Germany highest railway bridge is to courses because of a secondary line -in Bergi
- Thalbrücke - with Müngsten
- Müngstener bridge celebration - review of the Müngstener of bridge celebration 2005