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The Lift Bridge of Luebeck
Germany

The Lift Bridges (Hubbrücken) in Lübeck are a combination of three bridges over the Elbe-Lübeck-Channel in the Old Town of Lübeck channel, two of which (the road bridge and the railway bridge) are constructed as lift bridges to let the ships pass by. The third bridge is a pedestrian one; this one is fixed in the high position and to be reached using stairs. The lift mechanism is built 1905; there is just one company capable to custom-make spare parts for the mechanism. The bridges are being lifted using a counter-weight and a small electric engine. The railway bridge shown here is not in use anymore since 2008.

Copyright: Alexander Jensko
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Uploaded: 01/08/2011
Updated: 06/08/2014
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