Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges


© sbp/Michael Zimmermann

A two-part bridge was planned to make the crossing over the river Rems easier for pedestrians as part of the overall design for the regional horticultural show 2014. The pedestrian bridge presents the quickest and most importantly safest connection between the inner city and the train station, bus terminal and the parking garage. The structure of the Fehrlesteg consists of a stress ribbon made of two steel tension bands, covered with granite panels bolted to the steel bands. The stress ribbons span between the abutments across a distance of approx. 55 m with an intermediate anchorage across a redirecting structure that stands on the middle island in the Rems. The natural stone pavement and the subtle lighting along the handrail of the stainless steel railing compose the appearance of the bridge, which integrates itself into its surroundings through its restrained structure.

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
schlaich bergermann partner
Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd
Project Responsibility
Andreas Keil


Technical Data

Total length
52 m
30 m - 22 m
2.90 m
Stress ribbons
2 x 400 mm x 40 mm,
S355 J2+N




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