The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) Facts

The Kapellbrücke Summary

The Kapellbrücke is known as the Chapel Bridge, Located in Lucerne, Switzerland. It linked the old town on the right bank of the Reuss to the new town on the left bank, securing the town from attack from the south.

The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) Facts

  1. The Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  2. The Kapellbrücke is the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge.
  3. The Kapellbrücke was built in 1333 and later rebuilt in 14th of April 1994, after being destoryed on the 18th of August 1993.
  4. Cost of reconstruction was US$2.1 million.
  5. The Capel Bridge was named after St. Peter’s Chapel.
  6. The Chapel Bridge is Lucerne’s most photographed destination.
  7. The Current length of the bridge is 170 meters, however, it used to measure at 200 meters.
  8. The Chapel Bridge is a bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland.
  9. The bridge housed a number of paintings dating back to the 17th century highlighting events in the city of Lucerne.
  10. The Kapellbrücke was originally part of the wall and fortifications surrounding the city. 

Enjoyed these facts, how about learning facts about Lucerne, where the beautiful Chapel Bridge is located in. 

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