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This photo (scanned) is a document, because the bridge (the original "Kappelbrucke" / "Chapel Bridge") does not exist anymore.

It had been built in 1333, and it was the oldest wooden bridge in Europe for 660 years, until it was destroyed by fire in 1993.

It was rebuilt, but I can tell you it's not the same, especially the covered part, with the paintings. With its new materials and new look, the new bridge certainly lacks the feeling of the Middle Ages.

For example - TE member Latiff ("ls7902") has noted that in the new bridge concrete stilts have replaced the old wooden ones that can be seen here, in the old bridge. (Thanks Latiff for the observation).

The original bridge had been my favorite spot in Europe, I visited it in '86, '87, '89 and '92.

This is a scan of a photo taken in '89.

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