The Spreuer Bridge (German: Spreuerbrücke, formerly also Mühlenbrücke) is one of two extant covered wooden footbridges in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. Besides the other preserved bridge, the Kapellbrücke, a third bridge of this type – the Hofbrücke – existed in Lucerne, but was demolished in the 19th century.
The first bridge was constructed in the 13th century to connect the Mühlenplatz (Mill Place) on the right bank of the Reuss with the mills in the middle of the river. The extension of the bridge to the left bank was completed only in c. 1408. This was the only bridge in Lucerne where it was allowed to dump chaff (in German: Spreu, therefore the name Spreuerbrücke) and leaves into the river, as it was the bridge farthest downriver. The bridge was destroyed by a flood in 1566 and then rebuilt, together with a granary as the bridge head, called the Herrenkeller.
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Con Stroulios | Mar 18, 2018
Historical bridge with paintings on every triangular roof truss, truly inspired. The architecture and engineering of the bridge is amazing, as is the crowds all staring up to the roof taking photos. If you need to cross to the other side in a hurry don't walk this bridge.
antonino damanti | Apr 1, 2018
Less famous than Chapel bridge, but very fascinating. Have a look at the painting on the roof...very beautiful!
Jess Martin | Mar 19, 2018
Interesting brixge1. Loved the stroll thru the city.
Marvin Walker | Dec 21, 2017
Very nice historical bridge. Every few meters you can find a historical painting above your head. These paintings can be a real touristic magnet. Therefore it can happen that the bridge is overcrowded with tourists taking photos and obstructing the flow. If you want to cross the Reuss calmly you should use the Reussbrücke right next to it.
Phil Follett | Feb 19, 2018
Lucerne is beautiful. Had an amazing trip with my friend and partner.
Laura Wood | Jun 14, 2018
Beautiful old Bridge, a piece of history, still standing and in daily use.
P. R. | May 7, 2018
In my opinion more interesting than chapel bridge
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