The Hochmoselübergang

The Hochmoselübergang (also known as the Hochmoselbrücke) is really taking shape now. You will have seen it if you have driven along the river between Trarben Trarbach and Bernkastel Kues, otherwise you may have read about it on the news.

The project has been one of the most controversial civil engineering projects in Germany to date. Some see it as a gigantic eyesore. Others believe it will have a detrimental impact on the environment. Many argue that alternative, more environmentally friendly and less damaging routes were available.

Despite all the debate, at 160 metres high and 1.7 kilometres long, it is an undeniably impressive piece of civil engineering. The bridge is part of a wider scheme to connect the Belgian / Dutch North Sea ports and the Belgian metropolitan areas with the Rhine-Main area.

Love it or hate it, I am pretty sure some of the most fastidious objectors will probably end up using it at some point.

Here is a “fly-through” animation of the project:

Further details on the scheme are available on the (German) website for the project which is available here.

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