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The Emmerich Rhine Bridge (German: Rheinbrücke Emmerich) is a suspension bridge located in Emmerich am Rhein, Germany. Completed in 1965, it has a main span of 500 metres (1,600 ft), crossing the Rhine, carrying the Bundesstraße B 220, the federal highway between Emmerich am Rhein and Kleve. It is the longest suspension bridge in Germany.Planning and construction
It was built from 1962 to 1965, after the design of Heinrich Bartmann and the planning of Hellmut Homberg. The bridge was opened for traffic in 1965. Pedestrian walkways and cycle paths run along both sides of the bridge, separated from the vehicular lanes. The two pylons are 76.7 metres (252 ft) high.