• International Garden Exhibition 1993 - Bridge at Train Station North
    © Gert Elsner

IGA 1993 - Bridge at Train Station North

Stuttgart, Germany, 1992

Two bridges ("Train Station North" and "Heilbronner Strasse") are the connection between two parks, crossing a huge railway area and a highly frequented main road. They were built for the International Garden Exhibition (IGA).
The mast of the bigger bridge at Train Station North ("Brünner Steg") is placed in the crossing point of three arms, so that it is balanced only by the main cables, which lead in three pairs to its top. A saddle for guiding the cables over the mast top would have resulted in a very unshaped appearance. This is why the six cable halves of the bridge at train station north are linked in pairs and anchored to the mast top by short single cables.
The pedestrian bridge crosses streets, light rail and railway tracks.

  • Location

    Stuttgart, Germany

  • Architect

    Planungsgruppe Luz, Lohrer, Egenhofer, Schlaich

  • Client

    Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

  • Contractor

    Wayss & Freytag, Baresel, Müller-Altvatter, Pfeifer

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Total length of bridges 460 m
  • Concrete slab diameter 30 cm
  • Maximum single span 120 m
  • Tube mast diameter 1,200 m
  • International Garden Exhibition 1993 - Bridge at Train Station North © schlaich bergermann partner

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