Sunday Bridges – Lucerne, Swizerland


Chapel Bridge is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne.
It is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

See bridges from around the world at Sunday Bridges – at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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31 thoughts on “Sunday Bridges – Lucerne, Swizerland

  1. Who knew? The oldest, heh? It is quite attractive for being so old…and appears to be for pedestrians only…

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  2. It's really like a little traveling while sitting in my home When I look at your pictures,
    of places I have never been.
    The St Georges Monastery looks like a wonderful place to visit.
    Thanks and Have a nice WE.

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  3. I hope someone has checked the wood in the 600 years since it was built, otherwise I do not think I would risk crossing using it!

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  4. the oldest one?! how impressive!you must feel emotion when crossing it, imagine how many people have crossed it before!The more I see pictures of this town , the more it makes me feel like going to visit it. It seems very ancient and beautyful.
    I wish you a happy mother's day, as we celebrate it in France today!
    hugs, Malyss

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  5. That's a very famous, lovely bridge with lots of history! I was a language teacher in Zug, just 20 minutes away from there. So, I've walked across that bridge several times.
    Bon Dimanche!

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  6. Neat bridge – now you've got me wondering how old it is. I suspect many of these old wooden bridges rot or could be burnt in a fire. Love the little turret – you won't see that on a wooden bridge in New England.

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  7. Seeing the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe leaves me in awe. You have so many beautiful photos. Glad you've got your blog up and running. You are such a faithful commenter to so many city daily photo blogs!

    Jan
    GDP

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  8. This bridge was the oldest in Europe, but most of it was destroyed in the terrible fire of 1993.
    It was rebuilt very well, but it is far from being original…

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  9. Hi L&C,
    I was so excited when I saw the bridge at Luzern. You certainly had wonderful weather when you were there and that's a terrific photo. I walked many times over that bridge, I guess the original one, before the fire.
    Now back to looking at the other photos…
    XO Tash

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  10. We were curious ourselves to dig for some more details and here's an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on the bridge: “The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century, depicting events from Luzerne's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt.”

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  11. I saw this bridge (among many other sights in Lucerne) on television tonight. Lucerne looks like a wonderful place to live/visit!

    ~Lindy

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