St. Pauli Landing Bridges, Hamburg, Germany


Related person
Eric Haddenham (was created by)
Date
Current iteration built from 1907-1909, reconstructed from 1953-55
Description
The St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, or Landing Bridges, were first constructed in 1839 and served as moorings for steamers. They were erected at the edge of the harbour because it was possible to load coal there, which they needed for their engines. Since they sailed with stoked fires onboard, they posed a danger for the Hamburg Port. This was another reason for the erection of the Landungsbrücken for the steamers at the harbour's edge. From 1907 to 1909, an entire waterway station grew out of the first Landungsbrücken. Unfortunately, in the Second World War the Waterway Station was seriously damaged. The moving pontoons of today have existed since being rebuilt between 1953 and 1955.
Style/Period
1900s (1900 - 1909)
Material
stonework
Source
Smart Travel Germany, (2011, October 25th). From the website http://www.smart-travel-germany.com/hamburg-landungsbrucken.html