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Anhalter Steg

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Opened  February 2001
Body of water  Landwehr Canal
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Similar  Landwehr Canal, Katzengrabensteg, Gustav Heinemann Bridge, Wilhelm Spindler Bridge, Mörsch Bridge

The Anhalter Steg is a footbridge over the Landwehr Canal between the Möckern and Schoneberg Bridges, in Kreuzberg, on the southern side of Berlin city centre. Opened in February 2001, it links the German Museum of Technology with the Hallesches Ufer. It rests on the foundations of the railway bridge leading south from the Anhalter Bahnhof, which was destroyed by bombing in World War II.

The Senate of Berlin laid plans for a cycle and footbridge on the site during the 1980s, but it was not built until the necessary €1.5m were made available by DaimlerChrysler Immobilien GmbH in exchange for permission to develop Potsdamer Platz.

The bridge was designed by the Berlin architect Benedict Tonon. It consists of three sections, each 25 metres long. The central arch, of riveted cast iron, is salvaged from the Marschallbrücke, which was rebuilt in the 1990s.

The concrete piers are clad in Berlin's traditional yellow clinker brick. In a nod to railway history, the concrete cap of the northern pier reads 'Berlin' and the southern 'Anhalt'.

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Anhalter Steg Wikipedia


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