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Swiss Skeli Aare swimming

Swiss Skeli Aare swimming

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About Swiss Skeli Aare swimming Postcard

Swiss Skeli decided to take a dip to cool off.

In the background we see the Kirchenfeldbridge. Built in 21 months and inaugurated on September 24, 1883, it was only the third bridge of this design in Switzerland. It is a a hingeless, arch bridge in a riveted welded iron construction designed by engineers Moritz Probst and Jules Röthlisberger of the metal construction company Gottlieb Ott & Cie. It was only the third bridge of this design in Switzerland.

It is 229 meters long and has two arches with a span of 78 meters and an apex height of 32 meters.

Trivia: about 1300 tons of steel were used for the supporting structure, and the roadway weighs another 2300 tons. It is estimated that between 200,000 and 250,000 rivets were installed on the bridge. Because of its financing by the English Development Company, the bridge was popularly called “The English Bridge” until the end of the 19th century.

Material

This postcard is from 1910. All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, 9 x 13.9 cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

The cards are packaged in cellophane with an informative text about the history of the image on each card and when it was first published.

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card, but sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

You can follow all of Swiss Skeli's adventures on his Instagram account.

You can find a short biography of Swiss Skeli here.

 

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