The footbridge spans across the Neckar river and links a residential area with the popular leisure-time zone around lake Max Eyth. After comparing different solutions, a back-anchored suspension bridge was chosen as light and translucent answer, because it can be freely adapted to the special topography: a steep hill with vineyards on one side and the flat meadow-banks of the Neckar river with beautiful trees on the other. The bridge is borne by two masts: the mast on the flat riverbank stands in the middle of the fork in the bridge axis and bears the two column-free ramps on this side as counterweight. On the hill-side, where there's only one undulated walkway, the back stays of the mast are held directly in the hillside. The two main cables, running through from abutment to abutment, meet at the mast heads and widen up in the middle of the bridge. Together with the diagonal hangers they create a tender enveloping cable-net.
schlaich bergermann partner; Brigitte Schlaich-Peterhans, Chicago
BDA - Auszeichnung guter Bauten 1990; BDA - Hugo-Häring-Preis 1991
Wayss & Freytag, Stuttgart; Pfeifer Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH, Memmingen
- Our Scope of Work
conceptual design, construction design, site supervision