Arch bridges in Nuremberg

Fleisch Bridge

EnMork and 1,785 more people have been here
6.8/10

The Fleisch Bridge (German: Fleischbrücke or "Meat Bridge") or Pegnitz Bridge (Pegnitzbrücke) is a late Renaissance bridge in Nuremberg, Germany. The bridge crosses the river Pegnitz in the center of the old town, linking the districts St. Sebald and St. Lorenz along the axis of the main market. The single-arch bridge was built between 1596 and 1598 and replaced an earlier mixed construction of stone and wood which had been repeatedly destroyed by flood.

The Fleisch Bridge is notable for several technical features that were advanced for its time. These include an unusual large width of 15.3 m, and a clear span of 27 m which made it the largest masonry bridge arch in Germany at the time of its construction. With a rise of only 4.2 m, the arch features a span-to-rise ratio of 6.4 to 1, giving the bridge an almost unprecedented flat profile.

This, however, came at the cost of high lateral thrusts even for a segmental arch bridge. This problem was solved by a particularly innovative construction of the abutments which were built onto 2000 wooden piles, 400 of which were rammed obliquely into the grounds. A very similar arrangement of the abutments had also been implemented slightly earlier at the Rialto bridge, leading to speculations about a technology transfer from Venice, with which Nuremberg shared close trade links. A recent in-depth research, however, stresses the originality of the Fleisch Bridge on grounds of technical differences between the two bridges.

The Fleisch Bridge has practically remained unchanged since the addition of a portal in 1599 and survived World War II almost unscathed. A Latin inscription at the portal reads: Omnia habent ortus suaque in crementa sed ecce quem cernis nunquam bos fuit hic Vitulus. ("All things have a beginning and grow, but look: never has been the ox you see a calf.")

References

Sources

  • Kaiser, Christiane: Die Fleischbrücke in Nürnberg (1596-1598), Cottbus, 2005, Dissertation
  • Von Stromer, Wolfgang: "Pegnitzbrücke Nürnberg (Fleischbrücke)", in: Steinbrücken in Deutschland, Beton-Verlag, 1988, , pp. 162–167 ISBN 3-7640-0240-9

External links

Categories:
Post a comment
Tips & Hints
Arrange By:
There are no tips nor hints for Fleisch Bridge yet. Maybe be you will be the first one to post useful information for fellow travellers? :)
Location
Map
Address

Hauptmarkt 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Germany

Get directions
References

Fleischbrücke on Foursquare

Fleisch Bridge on Facebook

Hotels nearby

See all hotels See all
Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre

starting $120

Park Inn by Radisson Nürnberg

starting $128

City Partner Hotel Am Jakobsmarkt

starting $138

Leonardo Hotel Nurnberg

starting $124

Ibis Nuernberg City Am Plaerrer

starting $87

Hotel am Färbertor

starting $66

Recommended sights nearby

See all See all
Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Nuremberg Frauenkirche
Germany

The Frauenkirche (in English, 'Church of Our Lady') is a church in

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Way of Human Rights
Germany

The Way of Human Rights (German: Straße der Menschenrechte) is a

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Nuremberg Castle
Germany

Nuremberg Castle (German: Nürnberger Burg) is located on a sandstone

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds
Germany

The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rallying Grounds (German:

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Frankenstadion
Germany

The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg. Since 1966 it

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Nuremberg Airport
Germany

Nuremberg Airport (IATA: NUE, ICAO: EDDN), German: Albrecht Dürer

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Schloss Neidstein
Germany

Schloss Neidstein is a castle located in the Oberpfalz region of

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Goswinesteyn Castle
Germany

Goswinesteyn Castle (Gößweinstein burg) is a medieval castle in G

Similar tourist attractions

See all See all
Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Italy

Ponte Sant'Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius meaning the

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Puente Nuevo (Ronda)
Spain

The Puente Nuevo (Шаблон:IPA-es, 'New Bridge') is the newest and large

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Ponte Vecchio
Italy

The Ponte Vecchio (Шаблон:Pronounced) (Italian for Old Bridge) is a

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Ponte Pietra (Verona)
Italy

The Ponte Pietra (Italian for 'Stone Bridge'), once known as the Pons

See all similar places