Some readers may still remember when the old bridge was built in 1967. It had to be renovated for the first time in 1981. A recent inspection showed that it was in a bad condition. Only part of the old foundation could be reused for the new bridge.
The whole bridge is made of Swiss wood and is awarded the "Swiss Wood" label. About 30m3 of wood were used. Over 1000 individual parts were prefabricated in the workshop and then assembled on site. A pneumatic crane finally heaved the bridge on its foundation.
Philipp Becker, head of infrastructure at the municipal administration is confident that the bridge will be opened to the public in June. Then it will be used by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to cross the Saane.
Based on AvS/Daniela Romang-Bieler