• Footbridge Sassnitz
    © Wilfried Dechau
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Footbridge Sassnitz

Sassnitz, Germany, 2007

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

  • Awards

    Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2010, Kategorie Fußgängerbrücken

  • Client

    BIG-Städtebau Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Stadt Sassnitz

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision, lighting design

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

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