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Henichesk Iron Bridge

Description

  • The old Iron Bridge in Henichesk is a monument to European engineering heritage.

The old Iron Bridge in Henichesk is a monument to European engineering heritage.During the First World War, the design of a collapsible railway bridge (a Legotype), which requires a minimum of field engineeringand time, has been developedby a young Austrian engineer Friedrich Roth.This is how the Roth-Waagner system has appeared—to quickly replace old wooden bridges.

The old Iron Bridge in Henichesk is a monument to European engineering heritage.During the First World War, the design of a collapsible railway bridge (a Legotype), which requires a minimum of field engineeringand time, has been developedby a young Austrian engineer Friedrich Roth.This is how the Roth-Waagner system has appeared—to quickly replace old wooden bridges.

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HISTORY

  • The Iron Bridge has moved to Henichesk from Belarus. There it was built by German engineers over the Dnipro in the city of Orsha, and in 1951, it was moved here.
  • The Bridge is located above the Henichesk Strait (Tonkyi), connecting the mainland with the sand spit Arabat Arrow.
  • However, as a result of the storm, which then struck the area, the railway was almost destroyed. It did not begin to recover, and cars began to drive across the Bridge.

The Iron Bridge has moved to Henichesk from Belarus. There it was built by German engineers over the Dnipro in the city of Orsha, and in 1951, it was moved here.

The Bridge is located above the Henichesk Strait (Tonkyi), connecting the mainland with the sand spit Arabat Arrow. By 1968, it was already operated as a railway bridge.For more than 20 years, an astronomical amount of sand has been removed from it, sinceits most active and barbaric mining had occurred on the territory of the Arabat Arrowfor the period from 1948 to 1970.

However, as a result of the storm, which then struck the area, the railway was almost destroyed. It did not begin to recover, and cars began to drive across the Bridge.

Later, at a distance of about half a kilometer from it, a concrete road bridge was erected over the strait. The Iron Bridge still exists today, but it is hardly exploited.

The Iron Bridge has moved to Henichesk from Belarus. There it was built by German engineers over the Dnipro in the city of Orsha, and in 1951, it was moved here.

The Bridge is located above the Henichesk Strait (Tonkyi), connecting the mainland with the sand spit Arabat Arrow. By 1968, it was already operated as a railway bridge.For more than 20 years, an astronomical amount of sand has been removed from it, sinceits most active and barbaric mining had occurred on the territory of the Arabat Arrowfor the period from 1948 to 1970.

However, as a result of the storm, which then struck the area, the railway was almost destroyed. It did not begin to recover, and cars began to drive across the Bridge.

Later, at a distance of about half a kilometer from it, a concrete road bridge was erected over the strait. The Iron Bridge still exists today, but it is hardly exploited.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Before World War II, only 14 such bridges were built.
  • They were mounted by Waagner-Biró, the Vienna engineering firm, founded in 1854 by Austrian Waagner and Hungarian Biró. This company operates to this day. It participated in the construction of the dome of the British Museum, the Mary Axe skyscraper, known as the Gherkin, the Sydney Opera House, and other facilities.
  • Before World War II, only 14 such bridges were built.
  • They were mounted by Waagner-Biró, the Vienna engineering firm, founded in 1854 by Austrian Waagner and Hungarian Biró. This company operates to this day. It participated in the construction of the dome of the British Museum, the Mary Axe skyscraper, known as the Gherkin, the Sydney Opera House, and other facilities.