July 23, 2024

Site update footbridge at Königsstuhl

The currently almost completed footbridge at the Königsstuhl replaces the existing viewing platform to the famous chalk cliffs on the Baltic Sea Island of Rügen. The passage from the plateau over the so-called Königsgrab was no longer able to cope with the high number of visitors. This resulted in various break-offs in recent winters.

 

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The construction works already started in the summer of 2021. At the end of last year, the approx. 70m long elliptical steel superstructure was finally moved over the edge of the chalk cliff in a demanding assembly process over several weeks. In January, the bridge deck weighing almost 400 tons reached its intended final position and was successfully lowered by 3.4m via strand lifting systems in a final exciting assembly step. The steel platform is now at the same height as the mast foundation and can be fully welded to the connecting segment in the next few weeks. Afterwards, the installation of the railings and the remaining works will be carried out. As early as Easter, the new viewing platform should then offer all visitors a breathtaking view over the white cliffs of the National Park.