Bridges, Railway Bridges

Havel Bridge Berlin-Spandau

© Stephan Falk / Baubild Berlin

The expansion of the high-speed railroad line between Hannover and Berlin called for a crossing of the river Havel in Berlin-Spandau with seven tracks. The problem of several adjacent bridges crossing the Havel both staggered and skewed was solved by a design, while unconventional for railroad construction, highly advantageous from a technological and urban planning point of view. The design of the webs for the three-span steel trough bridge follows the flow of forces and results in a slender and elongated structure. Thus a theme results out of the skewed layout while avoiding the usual jungle of staggered steel members and the bridges sweep across the Havel in an elegant wave.

Location
Berlin, Germany
Architect
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Owner
Deutsche Bahn AG
Partner
schl

Technical Data

Length
121 m
Spans
25 m - 71 m - 25 m

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