The Impressive Negrellisteg Bridge near Zurich Main Station
Negrellisteg Bridge near Zurich Main Station
There’s an impressive new footbridge in Zurich which reaches across over the railways tracks not far from Zurich main station. It’s called the Negrellisteg and it was opened on 26th March 2021 after 18 months construction.
Footbridge Named After Railway Pioneer Alois von Negrelli
It is named after the railway pioneer Alois von Negrelli. who lived from 1799 till 1858. Negrelli was famous for being the engineer of the first Swiss railway line which ran from Zurich to Baden, which was known as the “Spanish Brötli train”.
Negrellisteg Connects Krei 4 and Kreis 5
The bridge is a pedestrian bridge and it connects Kreis 4 and Kreis 5 making it easier, quicker and safer to get from Gustav-Gull-Platz to Zollstrasse and Klingenstrasse. The 160-metre long walkway has few support which give it the impression of “floating” above the railway. It’s a shortcut for many and in the evening it is a great place to watch the sunset. It is also affectionally known by locals as “the longest bar” due to its popularity.
Striking Spiral Towers
On both sides the stairs and exits are constructed in a striking spiral shape around the round lift towers.
The steel bridge costs around 11 million francs to build and the bridge was designed by ARGE Negrelli.
At night it is illuminated, something which is a part of the City of Zurich’s” Lumière plan” to bring the city alight.
Address: Klingenstrasse, 8005 Zürich
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