Towers

Lookout tower with footbridge in Weil am Rhein

© schlaich bergermann partner

The city of Weil am Rhein is separated from the adjacent grounds of the regional garden exhibition through a 16 m high embankment, marked by a railway line at half level and a road at the base. To bridge across the divide, a tower was mandated.
Within the filigree cable structure of the tower, two spiral flights of stairs – one of them leading upstairs and the other down – lead to the first platform at the bridge level and up to a second observation platform. This tower connects the city with a simple, partially trussed footbridge.

Categories
Towers
Location
Weil am Rhein, Germany
Architect
schlaich bergermann partner
Owner
Stadt Weil am Rhein
Partner
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Technical Data

Length of bridge
45 m
Upper platform
height 20 m,
diameter 10.40 m
Lower platform
height 16 m,
diameter 10 m
2 staircases
length 2 x 70 m,
width 1.25 m

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