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Chapel Bridge over Lake Lucerne


Chapel Bridge over Lake Lucerne
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Copyright: Debdutta Bandyopadhyay (debdutta) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 6 N: 31] (87)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-17
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: 1/256 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-02 4:35
Viewed: 243
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is probably the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland dating back to the middle of the 14th century. Chapel Bridge and Water Tower mark the upper end of the medieval bridgehead city of Lucerne where the waters of Lake Lucerne flow into River Reuss. On August 18th, 1993, shortly after midnight, about two thirds of the wooden Chapel Bridge were destroyed by fire. Only the pillars, the bridgeheads and the Water Tower could be saved. Within a year, Chapel Bridge was completly restored, however.


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