Dresden Augustus Bridge

Dresden Augustus Bridge


Connecting the Old and New Towns - Dresden's Augustus Bridge

Dresden’s Augustus Bridge is one of the largest medieval traffic structures and, as a road bridge, connects the historic Old Town with the New Town. The traffic bridge over the Elbe was rebuilt several times over the centuries and partially blown up by German troops at the end of the Second World War. Until 1949, the bridge was rebuilt almost identically and was named Georgi Dimitroff Bridge after the Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitrov until 1990. In 1990, however, it was given back its original name, Augustus Bridge. In April 20147 , an extensive renovation of the bridge began, as a result of which the structure was temporarily closed for use by cars, trams and pedestrians.


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