National Geographic : 1937 May
©Merlin Minshall CURIOUS WURZBURGERS GATHER BESIDE THE MAIN TO LOOK AT THE LITTLE SHIPFROM FAR-OFF ENGLAND A concrete sluice under the bridge forces most of the river into a swift stream. After work, daring youths plungeinto this current, shoot under the structure, and drift into the slower water below. Twelve huge statues of saints line the bridge, which was under construction when Columbus discovered America. The author arrived here in time for the festival in honor of St. Kilian, an Irish missionary who was martyred at Wiurzburg in 689 (page553).