The results of the competition for a bridge across the river Emscher and the Rhine-Herne Canal at their junction in Castrop-Rauxel, in the German Ruhr region, have been announced: Among the ten participating teams, our proposal of a steel arch bridge was awarded with a commendation.
Together with the landscape architects of Atelier Loidl, schlaich bergermann partner proposed a striking design, taking account of the popular cycling and pedestrian connection at the junction of the two waterways. The design of our main bridge included a variation of the classic tied-arch bridge with an extremely slender, high arch and rigid superstructure.
In its decision, the jury particularly emphasized that the bridge not only gives distinction to the surrounding location itself, but that it also constitutes a landmark from afar. The design as a combination of beam bridges and an arch bridge solved the complex task with an efficient and very filigree structure.