• Bike Path Bridge Minden (Glacis Bridge)
    © Weiss

Bike Path Bridge Minden (Glacis Bridge)

Minden, Germany, 1994

The glacis bridge across the Weser in Minden creates the entry portal into the city. With a soft curve it connects the southern portion of the right Weser bank and the large parking lot Kanzlers Weide with the inner city.
The laterally arranged and back-stayed masts of the self-anchored suspension bridge bend over the 3,50 m wide and 25 cm deep concrete platform. Spaced apart 105 m, the fully-locked suspension cables connect to the top of the mast and thereby allow for a bent plan layout that responds to the surrounding path network, without having the hanger cables impinge on the clearance gauge of the bridge. Through its minimized cross-section the bridge achieves a particular filigree quality and transparency that allows for an unhindered view of the Porta Westfalica.

  • Location

    Minden, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Client

    Stadt Minden

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Span approx. 105 m
  • Slab width 3,50 m
  • Distance of masts 105 m
  • Length 177 m
  • Slab thickness 25 cm
  • Bike Path Bridge Minden (Glacis Bridge) © Weiss
  • Bike Path Bridge Minden (Glacis Bridge)

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