Visible progress is being made at the constructions site of the new Kampmann bridge over the river Ruhr in Essen, Germany. The gap between the foreshore and the main bridge has already been closed. Two years after the demolition of the prior bridge, the new bridge structure is in place.
The cable-stayed bridge designed by schlaich bergermann partner replaces a steel-concrete composite bridge from the 1950s, which had to be torn down. Before the new asymmetric, self-anchored suspension bridge can be opened in summer, the fit out is next.
Already, the new bridge fits in elegantly into the surrounding area. This is also due to the development of an innovative tensioning method, allowing for the design of the rope anchorages to be particularly compact. As a result, they fade into the background, providing an unobstructed view on the river Ruhr.