Düsseldorf has seven bridges over the Rhine - the history of the Oberkassel Rhine crossing between the inner-city Tonhalle (Concert hall) and the right-bank Luegallee has the longest history.
As early as 1900, the first road bridge in Düsseldorf was located there. After its demolition in the Second World War and the erection of a makeshift pontoon bridge, today's cable-stayed bridge was built between 1969 and 1976, initially almost 50 metres downstream from its current location. In a globally acclaimed, spectacular movement, the more than 600 metre long bridge structure of the architect Friedrich Tamms was displaced by within two days to today's position. The 12,500-tonne bridge colossus was pulled by hydraulic presses at a speed of one millimetre per second to the final location - and up until then a unique technical masterpiece.