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This is a list of all 6 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Lahn River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1784 Chain
Weilburg, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:582
References:PTS2
Use:Pipeline
Status:Replaced, 1888
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main span:35m
Notes
  • Carried a water pipeline with eight iron chains.
1830 (suspension bridge)
Nassau, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1667
Structurae ID:0025228
References:AAJ
Principals:Lossen and Wolf
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1926
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:245.56f
Side spans:2 x 38.88f

Notes
1926 Nassau
Nassau, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1133
Structurae ID:0025229
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:Removed (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Plate girder
Main span:245.75f
Notes
  • The "cables" of this bridge appear to have been steel plates riveted together. The deck is plate girder. Not surprisingly, recent photos of the bridge show it resting on two intermediate piers. AAJ describes the cables: "'laminated chains' made of flat iron plates, there being two such chains to a side, each of five plates riveted together."
  • Replacement under construction, 2005.
  • Replaced 1830 (suspension bridge) - Nassau, Germany.
  • Replaced by 2005 Nassau - Nassau, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
2000 Luisa-Häuser
Marburg, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1049
Structurae ID:0006879
Coordinates:N 50.80873 E 8.7747
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Gerdum and Breuer
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:48.47m
Side span:1
Deck width:3.5m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
2005 Nassau
Nassau, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:2149
Structurae ID:0025230
Principals:Schnorpfeil Bau GmbH, Ruffert & Partner
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:75.5m
Deck width:10.7m
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
(footbridge)
Löhnberg, Hessen, Germany (Lahn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1510
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:57.5m
Side spans:2
Deck width:2m
Notes
  • Self-anchored. The main "cables" of this bridge appear to be rigid rectangular steel members.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff

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