Saturday, 13 January 2007


That's the word Weil's authorities used to describe today's event on the new pedestrian bridge. Around 600 lucky participants were asked to gather on the bridge at around 2 p.m. and walk around on it. The aim of this exercise was to measure how much vibration this would create on bridge. The original opening of the bridge was scheduled for 31 December, but this date has had to be put back to allow the relevant measurements to be completed which are necessary for safety reasons.

Anyway, I sauntered on down at around 4 p.m. and was able to walk across the bridge and over to the other side in Huningue, France. Being the first time I'd ever been in Huningue, despite the town being situated just a few stone's throws away, it was a funny feeling finally reaching the French side of the river. A bit like entering West Berlin from the East for the first time - hm... well, not quite, but it did feel funny. On first impressions, Huningue looked rather grim near the riverside, although the centre of town with its square and cenotaph was better.

Anyhow, photo time now. These pictures were taken from the bridge and from the French side:

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