new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Oldest wooden bridge in Europe | by B℮n
Back to photostream

Oldest wooden bridge in Europe

The Chapel Bridge is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.


The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history.

155 faves
Taken on August 27, 2007