Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges

Footbridge Sassnitz

© Wilfried Dechau

The connection between the city center of Sassnitz and the harbor was to be achieved as a barrier free connection regardless of the large elevation differential of 22 m. The special feature of the structure is clear in the one-sided suspension of the circular ring girder combined with the eccentric arrangement of hanger cables. The hanger cables are not attached, as is typical, along the superstructure, but instead connect to small cantilevers that run along the side of the walkway. This effectively connects the cable centerlines with the center of gravity of the superstructure. Through the reduced loading the superstructure could be designed to be extremely thin. Attached to the suspension bridge is an elevated composite structure ramped bridge. Cables with galfan coating ensure minimal maintenance even with the wet sea climate. The result is a light structure that presents an open view of the ocean and the harbor.

Location
Sassnitz, Germany
Architect
schlaich bergermann partner
Cooperation
Architekturbüro Pieper, Binz
Owner
BIG-Städtebau Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Stadt Sassnitz
Partner
Mike Schlaich
Features
Lighting

Technical Data

Total length
243 m (797 ft)
Length / span
119 m (cable bridge) (390 ft)
124 m (407 ft) (10 x 12.4 m) (ramped bridge)
Width superstructure
3 m (10 ft)
Height differential
15.7 m (51.5 ft) (+ 5.6 m existing ramp)
Deck surface
729 m² (7,847 sq ft)

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