Germans walk on £415m mega-construction above valley and will open this week after eight years

Germans disappear into the mist as they take first walk on £415m mega-bridge that soars 500ft above valley and will officially open this week after eight years of building

  • Located in the Zeltingen-Rachtig municipality of Germany, it is now the country’s second tallest bridge
  • Construction spans 1.7 kilometers and links the areas of Eifel and Hunsrück as it crosses over old vineyards   
  • Stunning images shows crowds of people making their way across it on foot as mist rises up around them 

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Incredible pictures show people walking across the £415million Hochmosel Bridge in Germany, which is due to open this week after eight years of construction.

The bridge – located in the Zeltingen-Rachtig municipality of south west Germany – soars 500 feet above the Moselle Valley and is now the country’s second tallest bridge.

Second only to the Kocher Viaduct in Schwäbisch Hall, this construction spans 1.7 kilometers and links the areas of Eifel and Hunsrück as it crosses over some of the country’s finest and most historic vineyards.

The superstructure is intended to facilitate the flow of traffic between the Benelux countries and the greater Frankfurt area. 

However, not everyone will be celebrating the bridge’s completion as since the planning stages, the gigantic project has attracted controversy.

Critics have questioned whether the bridge is worth the million-dollar price tag and complained that the concrete mega-structure is an eyesore. 

The stunning images show crowds of people crossing it before its official opening as clouds of mist rise up around the structure. 

People walk across the Hochmosel Bridge ahead of its opening after eight years of construction in Zeltingen-Rachtig, south west Germany 

The stunning images show crowds of people crossing it before its official opening as clouds of mist rise up around the structure

The stunning images show crowds of people crossing it before its official opening as clouds of mist rise up around the structure

The bridge - located in the Zeltingen-Rachtig municipality of south west Germany - soars 500 feet above the Moselle Valley. Today people took pictures of the impressive structure as they walked across it

The bridge – located in the Zeltingen-Rachtig municipality of south west Germany – soars 500 feet above the Moselle Valley. Today people took pictures of the impressive structure as they walked across it

Second only to the Kocher Viaduct in Schwäbisch Hall, this construction spans 1.7 kilometers and links the areas of Eifel and Hunsrück

Second only to the Kocher Viaduct in Schwäbisch Hall, this construction spans 1.7 kilometers and links the areas of Eifel and Hunsrück

A view of the Hochmosel Bridge in Uerzig, Germany. It crosses over some of the country's finest and most historic vineyards

A view of the Hochmosel Bridge in Uerzig, Germany. It crosses over some of the country’s finest and most historic vineyards

The superstructure (pictured) is intended to facilitate the flow of traffic between the Benelux countries and the greater Frankfurt area

The superstructure (pictured) is intended to facilitate the flow of traffic between the Benelux countries and the greater Frankfurt area

However, not everyone will be celebrating the bridge's completion as since the planning stages, the gigantic project has attracted controversy

However, not everyone will be celebrating the bridge’s completion as since the planning stages, the gigantic project has attracted controversy

It stretches over the hilly and picturesque Moselle valley between Eifel and Hunsrück and will be opened to traffic on November 21

It stretches over the hilly and picturesque Moselle valley between Eifel and Hunsrück and will be opened to traffic on November 21

The bridge will also connect Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, where the low-budget airlines Ryanair and Wizzair operate, to the Eifel region near the border with Belgium

The bridge will also connect Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, where the low-budget airlines Ryanair and Wizzair operate, to the Eifel region near the border with Belgium

This stunning aerial shot shows the sheer scale of the construction that crosses the German countryside in the south west of the country

This stunning aerial shot shows the sheer scale of the construction that crosses the German countryside in the south west of the country 

A view of the Hochmosel Bridge in Zeltingen-Rachtig, Germany which will open early next week for cars

A view of the Hochmosel Bridge in Zeltingen-Rachtig, Germany which will open early next week for cars

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