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Blue Wonder Bridge

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Neighbourhood: Blasewitz
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Address: Schillerplatz, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

The "wondrous" aspect of this bridge that spans the Elbe is its...

The "wondrous" aspect of this bridge that spans the Elbe is its construction. It is one of the first steel suspension bridges in the world requiring no supporting piers in the water.

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I saw it and the Fennicular nearby from a boat

It is rivetting if you'd excuse the expression. Take your camera. I gather it was built the year the Eiffel was or by the same architect?

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is rivetting if you'd excuse the expression. Take your camera. I gather it was built the year the Eiffel was or by the same architect?

Thank Eggtimer186225
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

but not just any other bridge - its the 'Blaue Wunder' and a beautiful history to it ...when you pass it - pause for a while to admire the engineering masterpiece

Thank ManiN4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Blue Wonder is interesting from a historical perspective. We took a tour bus ride across the bridge. It is better seen from the street or along the bike trails of the Elbe.

Thank Hillary N
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This bridge build a the start of the 20th century survived the bombings of the 2nd world war. It is a fine example of metal construction bridges at the start of the industrial era. Impressive weight and meccano puzzle still operational after more than 100 years

Thank conrad57
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

There are bike paths along both banks of the Elbe River, with delightful views of wineries, boat docks, suburban homes, biergartens and of course the river. The "Blue Wonder Bridge" was about 3.5 miles upstream.

Thank ImeldaMario
Dresden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

That bridge is a wonder, but not blue anymore. The city needs to care more about that, but dosent matter, its amzing to see that bridge, walk or drive over there and cross the river. on both sides you have nice restaurants, viewpoints and little stores to explore. it connect the old- with the newtown. From there you can take... More 

Thank RikeLi
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Built around 1893, the bridge connected two affluent residential areas and was considered a masterpiece of technology. Today it's just another bridge -- but the areas on both sides are lovely non-touristy streets worth exploring if one has time.

Thank Linda K
Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I'm not sure "wonder" is applicable to this bridge anymore. "Historical" maybe. We made a point to drive to see the bridge, but we were underwhelmed with it. From a distance, it was pretty, but then, so are a lot of things. Read about it and look at pictures, but there's no need to visit unless you have nothing else... More 

Thank 319lynnec
Spring Valley, New York
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We rode bicycles along the path from Dresden and Pillnitz. We roadie beneath this bridge. Not quite " blue" but certainly worth seeing....maybe not to make a special trip.

Thank RAD10977
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was built 1891-93 so just after Karl Benz had invented the first petrol engine car. Put in this context, this was a significant bridge for its time at the forefront of the then technology available. The real wonder is that it survived the bombing of WWII. OK, so it is nothing fantastic by 21st century standards, but it is... More 

Thank David W

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