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Echelsbach Bridge

Echelsbach Bridge, 1929

The Echelsbach Bridge between Schongau and Oberammergau spans the deep gorge of the Ammer river. Its construction saved traffic a difficult journey with many bends and gradients of up to 20%. With a self-supporting span of 130 meters, the Echelsbach Bridge was the largest-span reinforced concrete bridge in Germany at the time of its construction. This record, as well as its technical sophistication put it on the list of historic landmarks in civil engineering.