Sunday, January 1, 2012

Zollamtssteg Bridge Vienna

Vienna Zollamtssteg Brücke - 02

I finally walked over the Vienna Zollamtssteg Bridge. I've taken the U-Bahn that goes under the bridge many times - you can see the U-Bahn train in the photo - but never walked over the bridge.

The bridges go over the Vienna River, a small river that runs through much of the city although it's covered in many places.

The bridge is famous in the movie Before Sunrise. The two main characters Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy meet two actors on the bridge who make fun of their American-ness (although, of course, she is French) and invite them to a performance later that night. (As I recall!) It's one of the many great scenes in the movie.

The bridge uses some of the common design elements in many Vienna public works such as the railing along the river.

All my photos of the Zollamtssteg Bridge on Flickr.

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