This is the oldest Roman Bridge in Germany and dates back to 144- 152 AD. The pilons, which are buried deeply in the river floor were built with huge stones which were clamped together with steel clamps (similarly to the Porta Nigra). The stones were gathered from the Eifel Mountains and are basalt. It was General Patton who captured the bridge in 1945, thankfully without damaging it.
To the right of the bridge, you will find Mosel Zurlauben where the cruiseboats depart from each day. There are many and varied cruises available. Unfortunately there were only two takers for the cruise I chose, so it was cancelled and my money was cheerfully refunded.
Built in 2th century AD. Not the whole bridge dates back to the Roman era of Trier. Only the part nearest to the water is from the Roman time. Five out of sever pillars of the Roman Bridge are still Roman in origin. The Bridge was built at the same time with the Roman wall of which parts still exist in Trier. These parts of the old Roman wall can be seen next to the 'Rheinisches Landesmuseum'. See other tip!
across the river Mosel you can find the Roman bridge. Allthough the qualification "roman bridge" is a little bit overdone, it still is a beuatifull place to check out but then more because of the surroundings, seeing the hills and the river Mosel. The bridhe namely is a modern construction, the only "roman" thing on it is that five of the bridges pilars are originally dating from the roman Empire age and the other ones are dating fromthe 18 th. century. Originally the bridge has been build in the 2 th century together with the old roman town walls.
Be sure to look for the old Roman Bridge. The main supports are 2000 years old. The upper parts have been replaced, but the bridge is still in use, none the worse for the ages of wear. It is in the south of town, on the way to Luxembourg.
Germany's oldest standing bridge spans the languid waters of the Mosel river. Its stone pillars have been securing a bridge across the Mosel for nearly two thousand years, since the Roman's first built them in 2AD. The rest of the bridge dates back to Medieval times. It was an important traffic carrier then, and it remains one today, acting as one of the main arteries supplying the town. It offers grand views of the Mosel and makes a good starting point for a walk up the river bank.
Trier is such an important old city that Roman remains are turning up in Trier all the time. In the Viehmarkt (Cattle Market) is the latest addition, added only as recently as 1998, which shows off a third example of Roman baths in Trier. Until they were discovered in 1987, it was believed that there were only two. The new find is now protected under a shining glass building, which allows you to look down into the past. If you want to go inside, you can wander around, but be prepared to have faux Romans engage you in ye olde Roman pasttimes. Great for kids.
The Roman Bridge is the oldest bridge in Germany. The stone pilings of the Roman Bridge date from A.D. 144-152. However, the arches and roadway are from the 18th century. When I was last in Trier, the bridge was closed and a music festival was taking place!
Built along Stone Aged paths, the original timber bridge was built by the Romans spanning the Moselle River about 18 BCE. This was later upgraded using basalt piers (the dark stones) about 150 CE and finally the bridge vaulting was added in 1718.
Amazingly, some of the original timbers can still be seen during times of low water.
The old Roman bridge, Römerbrücke, built in the 2nd century AD, is the oldest bridge north of the Alps still used for traffic.
Of the seven supporting columns, five are original! The arches dates from the 14th century, though.
It's a UNESCO World Heritage List site.
Since the link above takes you to Google Maps, the location of the bridge is wrong, but every normal person (= not working for Google Maps) understands that the bridge will span the river and not stand fully on land....
The Roman Bridge in Trier is on the UNESCO`s list of World Heritage.
The Roman Bridge in Trier ist the oldest bridge in Germany. The stone pilings of the Roman Bridge date from A.D. 144-152.
They were built with huge stone blocks held together with iron clamps as in the Porta Nigra (the Roman clamps are invisible inside the pilings; the visible clamps are from later times). This time, the black color is genuine: the stone is mostly basalt from the Eifel mountains.
On March 2, 1945, General Patton's tanks captured the bridge so quickly that it was not blown up - the (empty) charge chambers are still visible from the up-river side of the bridge.