Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen (German name) or Säckingerbrücke (Swiss name) is a bridge over the Rhine. It connects the German city of Bad Säckingen with the village Stein in Switzerland. The covered bridge spans 203.7 metres (668 ft) over the Hochrhein and is the longest roofed wooden bridge in Europe. The bridge is listed as a national registered monument in Switzerland (Kulturgut von nationaler Bedeutung im Kanton Aargau).
Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen
|Other name(s)||Säckingerbrücke (Swiss name)|
|Owner||Stadt Bad Säckingen since 1979 (1869 Grand Duchy of Baden)|
|Total length||203.7 m (668 ft)|
|Width||5 m (16 ft)|
|No. of spans||9|
|Construction start||mid-13th century|
|Daily traffic||road, pedestrian (formerly also a road bridge [Reichsstraße Nr. 34 and from 1945 to 1979 Bundesstraße 34])|
The bridge was built in 1272 and was destroyed several times (1570, 1633, 1678). The current bridge was completed in 1700. Originally a road bridge, the bridge is now only open for pedestrians since the Fridolinsbrücke (Swiss name: Rheinbrücke Stein) was opened in 1979 for road traffic.
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