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The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen is located in the Dahlhausen district of Bochum. You can see there old steam, electric and diesel locomotives, rolling-stock, signalling systems, etc.

Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen

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Then Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen took over the whole area of 46,000 square meters and built up the biggest railway museum in Germany. In the middle of the museum, there is an engine shed with fourteen tracks. A preserved turntable, coaling, watering, and sanding facilities are still in operation.

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Deutsches Bergbau-Museum

The German Mining Museum in Bochum (DBM – Deutsches Bergbaumuseum) is the most important mining museum in the world and a highly acclaimed research institute for the history of mining and metallurgy. It has about 400,000 visitors annually and is one of the most visited museums in Germany.

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Innenstadt Bochum

Bochum is located in the centre of the Ruhr area. The Ruhr area is a densely populated part of Germany with around 5.3 million people. It’s identity was strongly derived from the formerly prevaliing coal-mining and steal industry. Today it is sometimes called ‘Ruhr city’ because often it is not clear where one city ends and the next starts.

Innenstadt Bochum

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Bochum’s last colliery closed down some 30 years ago, and steel production is no longer as important as it was. New industries took their place, and companies like Opel and Nokia set up manufacturing facilities in the city. When the ongoing process of restructuring in Bochum and in the Ruhr area is complete, they too will have lost their major role to the service sector.

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Bridges in Prague

This is a beautiful and colorful viewcard showing famous bridges in Prague.

Bridges in Prague

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The Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge opened by M.H. the Queen on 17th July 1981. Technical details of this bridge:

  • Main Span: 1,410m.
  • Side Spans: North Bank 280m, South Bank: 530m.
  • Total Length: 2,220m. Clearance over water: 30m.
  • Weight of Steel: 30,000 tonnes.
  • Weight of Cables: 11,000 tonnes.
  • Weight of Concrete: 480,000 tonnes.

The Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge, which was completed in 1981, held the record for the longest span in the world. It’s record wasn’t broken until 1998 when the Storebelt and the East Bridge, Denmark was completed. The Humber Bridge is truly a work of art, with a main span length of 4,624 ft. The Humber Bridge still holds the record for the longest single span suspension bridge in the world.

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Construction of the Humber Bridge begun in 1973 and took 8 years. It remained the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world for many years and is still the longest in Europe (3rd in the world). The distance between the towers is approximately 1,400 m and the bridge today links North Lincolnshire on the south bank with the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north.

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