5 miles south of the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, Europe's highest bridge, the so called "EUROPABRUECKE" is under construction.
5 miles south of the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, Europe's highest bridge, the so called "EUROPABRUECKE" is under construction.The bridge forms part of the Innsbruck-Brenner Autobahn which it will carry 623 ft above the Sill River. The first section of the Autobahn and the bridge is to be finished in time for the 1964 Olympic Winter Games which will take place in Innsbruck. Rising 180 meters from bottom of the gorge in the highest of the bridge, five pillars, its the pillar number II. It equals in height Europe's highest cathedral tower - at Ulm and is the highest pillar in the world. The pillar is hollow inside and a staircase of about 800 steps leads up from its base. As a result of tension in Tyrol in connection with the South-Tyrol Problem, the bridge is now day and night under patrol by Austrian Gendarmerie which patrols through the whole area nearby to prevent sabotage.