• Fußgängerbrücke über den Langen See
    © Ingolf Pompe

Footbridge across lake "Langer See"

Sindelfingen, Germany, 2016

"Flugfeld" (air field) is a new residential and commercial district belonging to the cities Böblingen and Sindelfingen. The artificial lake "Langer See" divides it into two areas. The desired pedestrian and cycle bridge provides not only a functional transport connection, but it also creates a symbolic link.
The design of the load-bearing structure comprises an asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with a harp-shaped array of cables. A special feature is the design of the pylon: both pylon legs are curved, in plan as well as in lateral view. They merge at the tip of the pylon where the cable stays are fixed. The curvature of the pylons is of benefit, as it reduces bending stress. The pylon is constructed of trapezoidal steel box girders. Thanks to the judicious design of the cross-section geometry, the double-curved pylons can be manufactured of flat sheet metal.
The bridge’s superstructure comprises a composite construction of a tub-shaped steel section filled with reinforced concrete, and covered with a slip resistant synthetic layer. These steel sections were installed in three segments. The superstructure is monolithically connected to the bridge abutment on the pylon bank to the south; on the north bank it features a longitudinal expansion bearing.
The slender load bearing structure of the cable-stayed bridge allows an almost unobstructed view across the entire length of the lake. This asymmetric bridge design places emphasis on the south bank and adds thus a striking, but at the same time light counter weight to the densely built area on the north shore.

  • Location

    Sindelfingen, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Client

    Zweckverband Flugfeld Böblingen/Sindelfingen

  • Contractor

    ARGE Seebrücke (Karl Köhler GmbH, Besigheim; Stahlbau Urfer GmbH, Remseck)

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision, technical spots check, lighting design

  • Total length 50 m
  • Width of superstructure 4.50 m
  • Deck surface approx. 200 m²
  • Span 47 m
  • Height of superstructure 230 - 300 mm
  • Height of pylon 16 m
  • Fußgängerbrücke über den Langen See © Ingolf Pompe
  • Fußgängerbrücke über den Langen See © Ingolf Pompe

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