The two masts are already towering into the sky. The new Kampmann Bridge across the river Ruhr is currently under construction in Essen, Germany. As designed by schlaich bergermann partner, an elegant cable-stayed bridge is being built with two car lanes, a bike lane and a sidewalk.
The new Kampmann Bridge will connect Essen's Heisingen and Kupferdreh districts. Except for props and bollards, the previous steel-concrete composite bridge from the 1950s was already demolished at the end of 2016. When constructing the new bridge, these are now used as supports for the shoring, which serves to erect the steel and cable structure.
Currently, the load-bearing strand bundles are cut to length and then mounted on the deck and on the masts of the cable-stayed bridge. Meanwhile, the foreland bridge on the Essen-Heisingen shore is also making progress. In the upcoming weeks, the integral superstructure plate will be concreted. Upon completion, the structure will reach a total length of 173 m.