10. Blue Wonder
This steel truss bridge was one of the first in Europe not supported by “piers”, an impressive technological achievement at the time and the reason the Loschwitz bridge was given the nickname “Blue Wonder”. “Blue” refers to its colour, which, according to a refuted story, it took on after originally being painted green. Since 1893, the bridge has connected the exclusive residential areas of Loschwitz and Blasewitz, attracting plenty of criticism on its appearance. Today, like the Frauenkirche and Golden Horseman, it is a famous symbol of the city, and the bridge with the oldest structure, as it was not damaged in the war.
- Total length 280 m
- Width 12 m
- Height of supports approx. 24 m
- Weight 3500 t