The new pedestrian bridge crosses the Havel river in an S-curve from the Weinberg-Park to the Optikpark. Angled steel arches support the superstructure at the longest span length located over the river and secondary channel. The hangers are not located as usual along the outer edge of the circular edge beam, but rather on radial cantilevers that almost reach the arch planes. Thus the resultant of the hangers is angled only slightly away from the angled arch plane, leading to reduced bending stresses within the arch. The arches terminate at the height of the superstructure and thereby allow for the horizontal thrust to be short circuited via a tie cable. Within the range of the arches, the bridge deck widens to allow for seating space. At the abutment the bridge deck is monolithically connected to the sub-structure, creating an integral structure.
Ingenieurbüro Küchler; Architekturbüro Pieper
Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2016, Auszeichnung; Footbridge Awards 2017, category medium span, joint winner
- Our Scope of Work
revision of conceptual design by Kristina Brusius, Mirko Buff, Nadine Gisbert, Christina Heuschkel (students of HCU Hamburg); construction design, site supervision, lighting design