Tuesday, 7 May 2013

534 – Post for you!

Card no 534 - Sabine 
A letterbox 
Country Card Sent From: Germany 
Place that Card Sender Lives: Mannheim 
Date Received: 4th May 2013 
Distance Travelled: 554 miles 
Time Taken: 2 days 
Postcrossing id – DE-2143270 

The stamp celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Fehmarn Sound Bridge con-necting the German island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea with the German mainland near Großenbrode. The 3,159 ft long crossing including the 787 ft long network arch bridge carries road and rail over the 1,422 yard wide Fehmarn Sound.

Construction began in 1958 and the bridge was opened on April 30, 1963. The main span is 75 ft above the sea, which allows shipping to pass through. The bridge is constructed of steel and is 69 ft wide; 20 ft are used by Deutsche Bahn for a single rail track, part of the Lübeck–Puttgarden railway, the rest for a pedestrian walkway and two-lane roadway.

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