• Footbridge over the Inner Harbour Duisburg
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Footbridge over the Inner Harbour Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany, 1999

The bridge crosses a harbour basin of the inner harbour and connects the historic city park with new green areas. Designed as a back-anchored suspension bridge, the structure is 3.5 m wide with a span of about 73 m. Because of ship traffic in the harbour, the deck has to be raised to a clearance of 10.6 m above high water level. To allow this, the back stays can be shortened by hydraulic cylinder jacks by 3 m. Thus the masts pivot outwards, and the deck, consisting of precast concrete elements is automatically lifted upwards into an arched shape. A geometrical trick. To permit the bridge deck's curvature during lifting, the deck elements are joined by hinges. The additional length of the walkway is provided by one additional deck element on either side which can be pulled out from pockets in the abutment.


  • Location

    Duisburg, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Client

    Innenhafen Duisburg Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

  • Contractor

    Stahlbau Raulf, Duisburg; Jaeschke und Preuss, Duisburg

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Span 73.72 m
  • Length of walkway in down position 73.78 m
  • Height of masts 20 m
  • Hog in down position 1.10 m
  • Length of precast elements 5.27 m
  • Width 3.50 m
  • Length of walkway in up position 77.43 m
  • Diameter of mast 419 mm
  • Hog in up position 9.20 m
  • Footbridge over the Inner Harbour Duisburg
  • Footbridge over the Inner Harbour Duisburg
  • Footbridge over the Inner Harbour Duisburg

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