Covered bridges are real monuments of carpentry in the age of prestressed concrete and iron. On a walk from Baad to Riezlern, eleven covered bridges were found in the valley in the 1950s. They were old and had to be replaced over time by modern, more sustainable structures. Today, only these three exist: the bridge over the Schwarzwasserbach in Riezlern-Höfle, the Leidtobelbrücke in Hirschegg and the Höflerbrücke. Wooden bridges with their shingle roofs were often torn away by avalanche or flood disasters. So also the Höflerbrücke, last in August 2005. The old Höflerbrücke originating from the year 1907 was washed away by the flood-carrying Breitach. The river also caused major damage to all the shore areas and the walking paths. This beautiful bridge construction was first built in 1891 by Josef Heim, but fell victim to a devastating avalanche disaster in January 1907. Zimmermann Josef Heim erected it for the second time in the spring of 1907. It was the worst disaster in Mittelberg.
Presented by: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Author: Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen
letzte Änderung: 06.10.2021