Passerelle (Luxembourg)

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The passerelle as seen from avenue de la Gare , around 1893 (Charles Bernhoeft).

The passerelle ( Luxembourgish d'al Bréck ) in the city of Luxembourg leads over the Petrus valley and connects the station district with the upper town .

The viaduct , called Passerelle or Old Bridge, was built from 1859 to 1861. The bridge crosses the Petruss valley at a height of 45 m and consists of 24 arches with spans of 8 and 15 m. The bridge piers are up to 30 m high and the total length of the bridge is around 290 m. The slight bend in the curve in the middle can be traced back to earlier tactical considerations of the fortress builders at that time , whereby in the event of a siege the entire bridge should be fired with artillery . It got its name as the "old bridge" at the beginning of the 20th century when a new bridge, namely the Adolphe Bridge , was built.

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Coordinates: 49 ° 36 '21.2 "  N , 6 ° 7' 59.9"  E