Inventory: Lists | Log | References | Condensed | Search

This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Weser 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.
1839 Hameln
Hameln, Niedersachsen, Germany (Weser River)
Bridgemeister ID:2298
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Georg Theodor Wendelstadt
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main spans:2
  • AAJ writes: "the first use of triangular bracing between double chain cables" and mentions that it was dismantled and moved to Hessisch Oldendorf 1880-1890 or 1899.
1864 (suspension bridge)
Porta Westfalica, Germany (Weser River)
Bridgemeister ID:637
References:BRU, PTS2
Use:Rail and Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, April 3, 1945
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:1
  • At the time of completion, the bridge connected the villages of Barkhausen and Hausberge, later merged into Porta Westfalica.
1995 Glacisbrücke
Minden, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Weser River)
Bridgemeister ID:578
Coordinates:N 52.28607 E 8.92190
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR, BBU
Principals:Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:103m
Side spans:2 x 37m
Deck width:3.1m between side rails, 3.55m total
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff

Do you have any information or photos for these bridges that you would like to share? Please email

Mail | Facebook | Twitter