You can join a lot of things with 212 tonnes of steel
Wels and Thalheim, Austria and the Czech Republic, commerce and industry, the public and politics – they all came closer in the course of a single project: The building of the new “Traunsteg”, a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across Upper Austria’s River Traun. On the opening day, 5th June 2004, the atmosphere was happy almost to the point of euphoria. The mayor of Wels spoke of a great community spirit on the part of all those present, saying that the footbridge was an impressive demonstration of how the “Welser Land” district is growing together and belongs together.
Getting to this point had been a long, hard slog, even if the bridge itself did only take a mere 10 weeks to construct.