Weekly Photo: Kirchenfeldbrücke Bridge Over the Aar River, Bern, Switzerland

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Aar River and Kirchenfeldbrucke Bern Switzerland
Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Paranoid.

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This photo is of the Kirchenfeldbrücke, a bridge that spans the Aar River (Aare in German) in the city of Bern, Switzerland. The Aar is actually a tributary of part of the Rhine River, called the High Rhine.

The Kirchenfeldbrücke is 229 meters in length and was inaugurated in 1883. It became infamous as a place where locals went to commit suicide, until recently in 2009 when the railing became more secured. The bridge connects Casinoplatz in the old town of Bern with Helvetiaplatz in the Kirchenfeld quarter.

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