Brückenweibchen - Bonn-Beuel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 44.102 E 007° 06.854
32U E 366928 N 5622055
Quick Description: The "Brückenweibchen" is a sculpture of a fierce laundress from 1898.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/22/2017 11:00:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMW83A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:
The sculpture of the "Brückenweibchen" shows a resolute laundress with fierce look and a slipper in the hand ready for a hit or to throw.

In 1898 the figure was made and fastened on the Beuel side on the Rhine bridge (today's Kennedy's bridge) with look to Bonn.

The "Brückenweibchen" was made as a humorous answer to another sculpture, the "Brückenmännchen", which - as a provocation for Beuel - was mounted on the Bonn side of the Rhine in the pillar of an anew established bridge and stretches his butt in the direction of Beuel. The bridge was destroyed in 2. World War, but the statue was saved.
4 years later it was put up on the "Hans-Steger-Ufer" again.

Since 2006 the restored piece of art adorns the new flood control wall on the Rhine shore in Bonn Beuel.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Brückenweibchen

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: unknown

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1898

Materials used: freestone

Location: Not listed

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