Europe’s Biggest Bascule Bridge: The New Reth Bridge | Giant Generation Change

May 6, 2023 | Technology, Videos

Discover the story of Europe’s biggest bascule bridge in Hamburg and follow the construction of the giant new bridge that will replace it. The Rethe Bridge from 1934 was one of the first job-creation schemes of the Nazi regime. This massive structure captures the basic meaning of the Hamburg harbor and, due to its overpowering size, it survived the wear and tear of decades and even the second world war.
Despite the bridge’s history and significance as a landmark, time has taken a toll on it. To prevent the infrastructural breakdown of the Hamburg harbor, a new, giant bridge must be built. Look through the lens of history and explore the original plans and construction, the bridge’s demolition, and its reconstruction with add-ons and maintenance throughout the years.
Experience the Rethe bridge in a new light, with a documentary that brings its story to life. The film takes us on a journey through the bridge’s past and present, showing us how one structure can stand as an icon and embody so much history and meaning. This is a story that will captivate audiences and provide insight into the engineering marvel that is the Rethe Bridge. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the history of the Rethe Bridge and witness the modernisation of Hamburg’s infrastructure. Watch the documentary now and be amazed by the power and beauty of this incredible construction.

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