Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen

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
Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen ↔ Stein AG, Schweizer Seite 2012.JPG
Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen seen from the Swiss side
Coordinates47°33′05″N 7°57′06″E / 47.551367°N 7.951685°E / 47.551367; 7.951685
CrossesRhine
Other name(s)Säckingerbrücke (Swiss name)
OwnerStadt Bad Säckingen since 1979 (1869 Grand Duchy of Baden)
Characteristics
Total length203.7 m (668 ft)
Width5 m (16 ft)
No. of spans9
History
Construction startmid-13th century
Opened1272
Inaugurated1272
Statistics
Daily trafficroad, pedestrian (formerly also a road bridge [Reichsstraße Nr. 34 and from 1945 to 1979 Bundesstraße 34])
Tollno
Location

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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  Media related to Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 47°33′05″N 7°57′05″E / 47.55139°N 7.95139°E / 47.55139; 7.95139