Yesterday we went on a small day trip to see the recovered railroad bridge.
In 2014, out was decided that an old railroad bridge, which was completely covered should be recovered again.
The bridge was built in 1899 and was a state of the art structure at that time. However, some time in the 1920s the tracks had to be wider for the new trains that should run on this route. At the same time, nearby a hydro power plant was also built, meaning the flow of the stream had to be controlled. The tracks were removed and the bridge was covered completely in stones, sand and soil with two concrete tubes at the bottom, enabling the stream to continue flowing. The new, wider tracks were laid separately on top of everything and it worked perfectly for many years until the route was closed down.
When the bridge was recovered, it was discovered it still was in perfect condition. Now it is a part of a nature path in Horsens Kommune (municipality of Horsens).
It’s really impressive to see. I was very surprised to discover how thick the paint coating is.
After spending and hour there, we drove to the town of Vejle. A walk up and down the pedestrian street and we were hungry. The kids decided for burgers and fries at a hamburger restaurant upon the stream. A good place to eat, however the seagulls were very annoying, eating the leftovers from the other tables.
Now being in Vejle, we went to the cinema to see Jurassic World 2 in the late night show. Impressive film, even though it’s very unrealistic. But we all enjoyed it much and discussed all the way back home what to do if dinosaurs were chasing us. Many ideas came up, but we found that none were good, since we neither have a fast car, nor bazookas!
The coordinates are here: XMFQ+5W Brædstrup, Horsens for the bridge and the burger bar Grillen Burgerbar PG4J+CW Vejle