Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge

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View of the Red Bridge

The Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge ( "Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte", popularly Rout Bréck called "Red Bridge") is a steel bridge that the valley of the Alzette in Luxembourg (city) spans and the European quarter on the Kirchberg plateau with connects to the city center of Luxembourg. It is named after Charlotte of Luxembourg .


The bridge was built according to plans by the architect Egon Jux and completed in 1965. It was inaugurated on October 24, 1966.

It spans the Pfaffenthal district at a height of 74 m above the Alzette. Its length is 355 m with a span of 234 m, the width is 25 m and the total weight is over 4,900 tons.

The bridge has attracted suicides for years . In 1990, a protective wall made of Plexiglas was installed to prevent the bridge from jumping.


In 2015, extensive renovation work began on the bridge. The street layout will be fundamentally changed, primarily to make room for the future tram ( Stater Tram ). In addition, the pedestrian and cycle paths will be enlarged on both sides and the Plexiglas installation will be replaced by a metallic grid structure. At the end of the work, the bridge will get a new coat of paint.


The film le pont rouge (1991, director: Geneviève Mersch ) documents the experiences of the residents of Pfaffenthal, whose houses are under the bridge.

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Coordinates: 49 ° 37 ′ 3.9 "  N , 6 ° 7 ′ 51.7"  E