Saving the Bockau Arch Bridge- An American’s Perspective: Day One

I’ve updated the history of the Bockau Arch Bridge because of additional information I gathered by one of the historians researching the bridge who was at our meeting at the bridge yesterday. You will find that when you read up on the bridge itself.

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles

21273008_1619876831376293_1500923053373351983_oNur Heimat gibts nichts- There is never just a homeland.

This is a comment that I remember during my first meeting with the committee to save the Bockau Arch Bridge. Located over the Zwickauer Mulde River six kilometers southwest of Aue in western Saxony, this 146-year old stone arch bridge is one of a few historic landmarks left in the town of Bockau, with a population of 2,100 inhabitants. Closed since the end of August 2017, I had the dubious priviledge of having to make a detour of enternity in order to arrive at our first meeting. This meant going up the hill along Bockau Creek (which the over 800-year old town was named after), then making a pair of sharp curves going right onto a narrow street which leads me out of town, but not onto the bridge that has been blocked off completely. I had to drive…

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