Pont Adolphe is back in action

Source: Delano

The tram tracks will be used by buses until the tram becomes operational later this year.
The tram tracks will be used by buses until the tram becomes operational later this year. Photo: Sébastien Goossens

Luxembourg’s Adolphe bridge reopened to traffic on Saturday morning following three years of extensive renovations.

Among the changes to the bridge, which was completed in 1903 and designed by French engineer Paul Sejourné, it now features two tram tracks and is 75 centimetres wider on each side to give more space to pedestrians.

The renovations were not only carried out to accommodate the tram and growing number of pedestrians. The arches, where cracks had occurred, also required stabilising to ensure its long-term viability.

The tram tracks will be used by buses until the tram becomes operational later this year.

A new cycle path suspended beneath the bridge is expected to open in the summer.

Delano visited the bridge shortly before its completion. Check out the pictures here.