This bridge was built for the regional garden exhibition 1992. It crosses a reservoir lake and the aim was to reduce its visual exposure to a minimum.
A stress ribbon satisfies this requirement. In this case two strong abutments, two steel strips covered with concrete slabs plus handrails, were enough to build a footbridge. The sag of the stress ribbon almost touches the surface of the lake. The slope should not exceed 6 % in view of wheel chair users, which makes a very flat geometry. For stabilization against vibrations the railings with their friction damping were very efficient.
Stadt Pforzheim / Landesgartenschau Pforzheim 1992
Wolff & Müller, Stuttgart; Stahlbau Gramlich, Markgröningen
- Our Scope of Work
conceptual design, construction design, site supervision