Between 1897 and 1900, a fixed bridge was built over the Rhine near Worms for the first time. It was inaugurated on 26 March 1900 in the presence of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and near Rhine and has since borne the name Ernst Ludwig Bridge.
As a special ornament, it was given a tower-shaped roadway superstructure on both sides. The plans for this came from Karl Hoffmann. During the Second World War, FLAKs were installed on the two stairway towers. In March 1945, the bridge was blown up. The damaged bridge tower on the Hessian side of the Rhine was demolished and the steel construction of the arches spanning the Rhine was replaced by Germany's first prestressed concrete bridge built in a free cantilever.
When it was inaugurated in 1953, it was given the new name 'Nibelungen Bridge'. The Nibelungen Tower has a total height of 53m. A few years ago, the Rheingütestation was set up in the three basement levels and on the viewing platform of the staircase arcade. The old ticket offices at roadway level gave way after the war to breakthroughs for footpaths and cycle paths. Directly above the passage were two floors of service flats for the bridge attendants, and later the two upper solid floors were also converted. Above this there are three attic storeys under the imposing slate helmet. Above the roadway, there are eight floors, five of which are in use.References:
The Church of St Donatus name refers to Donatus of Zadar, who began construction on this church in the 9th century and ended it on the northeastern part of the Roman forum. It is the largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia.
The beginning of the building of the church was placed to the second half of the 8th century, and it is supposed to have been completed in the 9th century. The Zadar bishop and diplomat Donat (8th and 9th centuries) is credited with the building of the church. He led the representations of the Dalmatian cities to Constantinople and Charles the Great, which is why this church bears slight resemblance to Charlemagne"s court chapels, especially the one in Aachen, and also to the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. It belongs to the Pre-Romanesque architectural period.
The circular church, formerly domed, is 27 m high and is characterised by simplicity and technical primitivism.