• Nesse Bridge Leer
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Nesse Bridge Leer

Leer, Germany, 2006

The new bridge across the trading harbor connects the historic city center and the pedestrian zone of Leer with the newly opened up area on the Nesse peninsula. The bridge continues the main traffic axes from both banks, resulting in a kink of the bridge in plan where the two axes meet. This allows pedestrian crossing the bridge from one side have a free view of the other bank. Horizontal bars between the cable stays spread the cables apart and provides ample clearance for the pedestrian over the deck. The bridge consists of three parts. A massive reinforced concrete abutment at the banks supports the bridge deck and mast. The slender deck is a cable supported concrete and steel composite construction. The central section, which is raised as a drawbridge, is a lighter deck in structural steel. The central section can be hydraulically opened to allow a 14 m wide channel for larger ships.

  • Location

    Leer, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Awards

    footbridge award 2008, category technical - long span, highly recommended

  • Client

    Stadt Leer

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, technical spots check, lighting design

  • Total length 123 m (404 ft)
  • Bridge width 3 - 5 m (9 - 16 ft)
  • Deck surface approx. 520 m² (5597 sq ft)
  • Span 82 m (269 ft)
  • Clear distance 14 m (46 ft)
  • Cross sections 42 m² (452 sq ft) steel bascule bridge,
    268.5 m² (2890 sq ft) composite, 212 m² (2282 sq ft) reinforced concrete
  • Nesse Bridge Leer © Fiebak
  • Nesse Bridge Leer © Fiebak
  • Nesse Bridge Leer © Fiebak

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