Luxemburg 2 Euro 2016 Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge Coloured
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In 2016 it is 50 years since the Charlotte Bridge was opened. The full name of this bridge is æPont Grande Duchesse CharlotteÆ. In 1957 the construction of this bridge, which was completed in 1966, was opened by Grand Duchess Charlotte, after whom the bridge is named. This bridge is also called the red bridge. Although not a nice-looking bridge it is very functional within the infrastructure. The bridge crosses the Alzettedal and connects the Kirchberg and Limpersberg districts. The bridge is over 350 meters long and is up to 75 meters above the valley. 4900 tons of steel are incorporated within this bridge. Since it was opened 50 years ag, Luxembourg has issued a special 2 Euro coin. On the coin a part of the Charlotte bridge is depicted which runs into the outer ring of the coin. This is coloured red in accordance with the colour of the bridge. In addition a coloured image of the face of Grand Duke Hendrik is displayed. According to Luxembourg law it is compulsory for an image of the Grand Duke to be displa yed on the Luxembourg coins. The years 1966 and 2016, coloured yellow are also shown. The edge of the bridge is coloured white, and the text æPont Grande Duchesse CharlotteÆ is coloured light-blue. At the bottom of the coin the country name Luxembourg, in French, is coloured yellow.