• Footbridge Lake Max Eyth across Neckar River
    © Gert Elsner

Footbridge Lake Max Eyth across Neckar River

Stuttgart, Germany, 1989

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.

  • Location

    Stuttgart, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner; Brigitte Schlaich-Peterhans, Chicago

  • Awards

    BDA - Auszeichnung guter Bauten 1990; BDA - Hugo-Häring-Preis 1991

  • Client

    Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

  • Contractor

    Wayss & Freytag, Stuttgart; Pfeifer Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH, Memmingen

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Length approx. 164 m
  • Concrete slab width 3.60 m
  • Height of masts 24.50 m / 21.50 m
  • Main cables 2 x locked coil, Ø106 mm
  • Main span 114 m
  • Concrete slab thickness 30 cm
  • Diameter of masts 71 cm
  • Hangers stainless steel, Ø 16 mm
  • Footbridge Lake Max Eyth across Neckar River © Gert Elsner
  • Footbridge Lake Max Eyth across Neckar River © Gert Elsner

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