I first went to Regensburg in around 1987 while visiting the remarkable research group on historical construction at Karlsruhe. Our main visit was to the cathedral where there was lots of interesting work going on but a side visit took in the bridge and the Roman gate.
The pdf version is here.
Here we see part of it built into the Bishop’s Palace. In it’s day, it faced the Danube at a ford and marked the extremity of the Roman Empire in these parts.
The bridge has many claims to fame. It is a classic medieval bridge, with many spans crossing two arms of the river and an island between. As you can see it is nearing the end of another refurbishment.
Well, If I get one more done before Christmas I am almost up to date for the end of the year.
And before I go, a word of thanks to Hamish for making this all much easier. Wthout his help I couldn’t get there.