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Lookout tower with footbridge in Weil am Rhein

Weil am Rhein, Germany, 1999

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.


  • Location

    Weil am Rhein, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Cooperation

    Maurer Söhne, München

  • Client

    Stadt Weil am Rhein

  • Contractor

    Maurer Söhne, München; Hatec, Münstertal

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Length of bridge 45 m
  • Lower platform height 16 m,
    diameter 10 m
  • Upper platform height 20 m,
    diameter 10.40 m
  • 2 staircases length 2 x 70 m,
    width 1.25 m
  • Lookout tower with footbridge Weil am Rhein
  • Lookout tower with footbridge Weil am Rhein

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