Bridge and Tower

egold

Rego Park (New York), United States

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The oldest wooden bridge in Europe, Chapel Bridge (Kappel Brücke) has become the symbol of Lucerne. This 14th-century covered footbridge spanning the Reuss river at an angle formed part of the town’s fortifications protecting it against attack from the direction of the lake. Near the centre of the river the bridge joins the Wasserturm, an octagonal tower that has served as a lighthouse, a prison and a treasury. In the 17th century the bridge roof was decorated by the panels painted with scenes from the histoty of Lucerne and episodes in the lives of St. Leodegar and St. Mauritius.
Unfortunately the bridge was partly destroyed by fire in 1993 but was rebuilt and the paintings either restored or replaced with copies.


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