• Humboldthafen Bridge
    © Jürgen Schmidt

Humboldthafen Bridge

Berlin, Germany, 1999

As the largest crossing station in Europe, the new central station creates a nodal point, which connects all four cardinal directions. The new railway bridges of the central station cross the Humboldthafen in the center of Berlin, close to the Reichstag and the chancellery. To be able to carry seven tracks in a curve and at varying distances in plan and still looking light and transparent from any position, four independent and compact concrete decks were chosen which are supported on steel arches. The joints of the tubes and their connections with the concrete deck and the piers are made for the first time in modern railway bridge engineering from cast steel. Since these joints are from any point of view, from aesthetics through weldability to durability, superior to directly welded tubes the bridge also contributes as an innovation to tubular and composite structures.

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Client

    Deutsche Bahn AG

  • Contractor

    ARGE Brücke Humboldthafen: Porr Technobau, DSD Dillinger Stahlbau

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design

  • Length 190 m
  • Depth of concrete deck 1.70 m
  • Arch tubes Ø 660 mm, t = 100 mm
  • Award Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2008
  • Main span 60 m
  • Deck surface 8,422 m²
  • Cast steel GS 20 Mn5V
  • Humboldthafen Bridge © Jürgen Schmidt
  • Humboldthafen Bridge © Jürgen Schmidt

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