The Neubrügg or Neubrücke (English: New Bridge) is a covered wooden bridge over the river Aare between the village of Kirchlindach and Bern in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

Neubrügg
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The Neubrügg
Coordinates46°58′26″N 7°25′41″E / 46.97389°N 7.42806°E / 46.97389; 7.42806Coordinates: 46°58′26″N 7°25′41″E / 46.97389°N 7.42806°E / 46.97389; 7.42806
CarriesPedestrians
CrossesAare
LocaleBern and Kirchlindach, Switzerland
ID number10503
Characteristics
MaterialWooden
History
Construction start1469
Location

HistoryEdit

The bridge was first built in 1469 to replace a ferry crossing over the Aare. The bridge eventually became part of two major roads that helped Bern control its extensive territory north of the river. The road into the Berner Seeland passed over the bridge before traveling to Meikirch, while the other road ran into the Fraubrunnenamt after passing through Oberlindach and Münchenbuchsee. The Neubrügg remained important until motorized traffic made it obsolete. It was supplanted by the concrete Halenbrücke in 1911-13.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ History of Kirchlindach (in German) accessed 10 July 2012

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