For those wondering: the ‘red bridge’ is only red from the outside! Delano had the chance to visit the inside of the bridge Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, usually closed to the public.
Luxembourg’s bridge authority gave press an exclusive visit inside the Grande-Duchess Charlotte bridge, also known as the Red Bridge on Thursday.
Watch the video summary of the insides of the iconic Red Bridge.
The 325-metre-long bridge joining Kirchberg to Limpersberg over the Alzette valley was built back in 1966. The bridge is checked every 3 years and has been undergoing construction work since 2015 to prepare it for the passage of the new Luxtram and reinforce its structure, both internally and externally.
This involved impressive and modern techniques, such as SPS (sandwich plate system, a first for a European bridge). Also, the bridge was lifted by 8 centimetres, and rested solely on temporary pillars until the replacement of the original 8 pillars.