Nuremberg chain walk

Nuremberg chain walk


On to the oldest chain bridge in Europe

The Nuremberg Chain Bridge is an iron chain bridge with many records. The footbridge over the river Pegnitz dates back to 1824 and is considered the oldest preserved iron chain bridge in continental Europe as well as one of the first iron bridges in Germany. It was built according to the model of the Nuremberg mechanic and teacher at the Polytechnic School Conrad Georg Kuppler. The model of the Nuremberg Chain Footbridge dates from 1824 and is one of the oldest exhibits in the Museum of Industrial Culture. The novel bridges made of cast iron or forged iron chains were considered an innovation at the time, because an actual theory of suspension bridge construction was not yet widespread at that time.


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