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Punbrugge in Eastern Tyrol

July 22, 2007 - Hi Joe, see att'd pictures and info from Gregor on a fine covered bridge
YIB, Tom

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregor WENDA"
To: "Tom Keating"
Sent: July 22, 2007
Subject: Punbrugge in Eastern Tyrol (Austria)

Hi Tom, On TV they presented a nice wooden covered bridge today. It is said to be one of the oldest (1781) and biggest in Austria.

The CB can be found in the province of the Tyrol (region of Eastern Tyrol) and is colloquially called "Punbrugge", located below Castle Heinfels. Until 1944, all public traffic on Pustertaler Street crossing the village of Panzendorf was led over the bridge. Today it is considered a landmark and hence no longer in use.

For more information see this link:

I also attach a historic postcard picture of 1900 (downloaded from http://www.geschichte-tirol.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=18&pos=20) where I marked the location of the "Punbrugge".

Best wishes, Gregor

[Punbrugge, or Punbruecke, WGN A-06-78, crosses Villgratenbach, 216 feet in 3 spans, built in 1781 with an overlapped multiple queen post truss - Ed.]

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Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267
This file posted 7/24/2007