• Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame"
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Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame"

Oberhausen, Germany, 2011

The elegant pedestrian bridge across the Rhine-Herne canal is a part of the project "EMSCHERKUNST 2010". Following the design of the artist Tobias Rehberger, a colorful ribbon wrapped in a light, swinging spiral connects the two existing parks. The lightness of this design is due to the minimalist structural design of the stress ribbon bridge. Two steel ribbons made of high strength steel connect to the inclined supports across the canal. The resulting tension force is transferred into strong abutments through the outer vertical tension rods. The walkway consists of pre-cast concrete plates, bolted to the stress ribbon, to which the railing and spiral are attached. The springy synthetic pavement of the walkway as well as the colorful rhythmization of the concrete and coating amplifies the dynamic experience of the bridge. Railings made of steel and cable nets effectively add to the dampening of this animated bridge.


  • Location

    Oberhausen, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner, Madako

  • Cooperation

    Bauplan GmbH Wagner + Partner, Gelsenkirchen; Madako, Oberhausen

  • Awards

    Stahl-Innovationspreis 2012, Kategorie Bauteile und Systeme aus Stahl für das Bauen, 1. Preis; ECCS Award for steel bridges 2012, Certificate of Merit; Footbridge Awards 2014, category medium span, highly commended; Footbridge Awards 2014 - Jonathan Speir

  • Client

    Emschergenossenschaft

  • Contractor

    ARGE Stahlbau Raulf; IHT Bochum

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, lighting design

  • Total length 406 m
  • Lengths of the ramps 130 resp. 170 m
  • Deck surface 1,085 m²
  • Span 20 - 66 - 20 m (stress ribbon), 10 m (ramps)
  • Bridge width 2.67 m
  • Superstructure height 12 cm (stress ribbon), 25 cm (ramps)
  • Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame" © Roman Mensing
  • Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame" © Roman Mensing
  • Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame" © Roman Mensing
  • Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame" © Roman Mensing
  • Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame" © Roman Mensing
  • Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame" © Roman Mensing

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