On Monday 14th of August, the first segment of the steel superstructure was launched over the Neckar. 235 m of the total 345 m long bridge near Bad Cannstatt are being built in partial sections on the west riverbank on a 30 m x 60 m elevated assembly. Using incremental launching, one segment after the other is positioned over the Neckar after its completion.
The first 220 t segment was launched in only 2 hours by using a litz towing system. Further 14 segments will follow and be attached one by one to the existing bridge structure during the upcoming months. The steel sails, which will shape the appearance of the Neckar Bridge, are going to be subsequently welded and launched using the same method.
After completion, two suburban railway tracks as well as two long-distance railroad tracks will span across the bridge. In addition, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the river by using a suspended crossing beneath the bridge. For detailed project information watch a film here: Link