Basel Sights

Mittlere Rheinbrücke (Middle Rhine Bridge)

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Published 04/14/2015

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Basel's most historic bridge is a good metaphor for the city's successful mix of custom and commerce. It is used as a catwalk for many of Basel's centuries-old celebrations, while beneath its span processions of barges continually glide through its low-slung arches. First built around 1225, the bridge made possible the development of an autonomous Kleinbasel and the consequent rivalry that grew between the two half towns. A stone bridge replaced the wooden one at the turn of the 20th century.

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Schifflände, Basel, 4051, Switzerland

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Published 04/14/2015


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