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Rheinkran (Rhine Crane)

Rheinkran (Rhine Crane) Review

The squat form of this crane, built in 1611, is one of Koblenz's landmarks. Marks on the side of the building indicate the heights reached by floodwaters of bygone years. In the mid-19th century a pontoon bridge consisting of a row of barges spanned the Rhine here; when ships approached, two or three barges were simply towed out of the way to let them through.

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  • Location: Koblenz
Updated: 11-14-2013

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