Bridges built over river and water bodies are quite common, but a touch of uniqueness comes to the fore when a bridge is made of water. One such incredible bridge stands tall across the Elbe River in the German city of Magdeburg.
Presently, this water bridge or aqueduct is a sought-after destination of travellers visiting Magdeburg in central Germany. The navigable aqueducts are water links that are built over rivers, valleys, railways and roads, among others to facilitate water transportation.
Besides this marine architectural marvel, Magdeburg has many breathtaking spots that are attracting tourists in droves. The Magdeburg cathedral, known as the cathedral of Saint Maurice and Saint Catherine, and art museum are two awe-inspiring places of interest for backpackers. The Old Market Square and the Green Citadel of Magdeburg building should not be missed at any cost while visiting this 1,200-year-old city that has been mesmerizing travellers for a long time. The Magdeburg water bridge, which connects the Mittelland canal on the western side of the Elbe River and the Elbe-Havel canal on the opposite side, is the longest aqueduct in Europe at 918m. The bridge allows hassle-free movement of vessels between Rhineland and Berlin.
Though the construction of this unique bridge started in the 1930, the work had to be suspended due to World War II and Cold War. The construction work gained momentum in 1997 after the unification of Germany and the water bridge was opened in 2003.