• Deutsches Museum Visitor Bridge

Deutsches Museum Visitor Bridge

Munich, Germany, 1998

The "Deutsches Museum München" is the largest science museum in Germany. This bridge is a part of the exposition on Bridge and Water Engineering. It's not a usual bridge that spans over an obstacle but it was designed to be a full scale exhibit that demonstrates the state of the art in bridge engineering and to make the structure comprehensible for laymen as well as interesting for the professional. Four different structural systems were combinded to make up the bridge: the circular ring beam supported only on the inside, the suspension bridge that forms the supports of the ring beam, the frame girder to stiffen the ring beam for uniform loads, and the deck made of glass. For transparence all these structural elements were reduced to their mimimum.

  • Location

    Munich, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Client

    Deutsches Museum München

  • Contractor

    Maurer Söhne, München

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Span approx. 27 m
  • Mast height 7.30 m
  • Main cable locked coil rope, diameter 40 mm
  • Horizontal arch massive circular steel section,
    diameter 150 mm
  • Width 1.80 m
  • Glass plates 1 pane of 8 mm thick tempered glass,
    3 panes of 10 mm semi-tempered glass,
    3 layers of PVB-film,
    total thickness 45 mm
  • Ring cables 3 spiral strands, diameter 30 mm
  • Deutsches Museum Visitor Bridge
  • Deutsches Museum Visitor Bridge

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