• Footbridge Harbour Grimberg Gelsenkirchen
    © sbp/Michael Zimmermann

Pedestrian and cycle bridge Grimberg Harbour Gelsenkirchen

Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 2009

The bridge is perfectly embedded in the surrounding cycle path network which leads from the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum to the Grimberg port in Gelsenkirchen. In a circular form the suspension bridge crosses over the Rhine-Herne-Canal and allows the connection of the cycle route Erzbahnstrasse to the cycle route Emscher Park. The asymmetric bridge elegantly and significantly marks the end point of the Erzbahntrasse. The ramps follow the path network and the structural clearances for the paths and the canal are taken into account, which then lead tangential to the main bridge’s circle. A tensioned pylon of 45 m height on the northern bank supports the whole bridge structure. The superstructure consists of a steel box girder with concrete slabs for the bridge deck that are connected monolithically with the supports. This gives the structure a singular constructional appearance that produces a clear and transparent design.

  • Location

    Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Awards

    Footbridge Award 2011, winner; ECCS Award for steel bridges 2010, category pedestrian and cycle bridges

  • Client

    Regionalverband Ruhr, Essen

  • Contractor

    IHT Bochum / Stahlbau Raulf Duisburg

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual, detailed, construction design, tender, erection analysis, engineering technologies check

  • Length of bridge 153 m (501 ft)
  • Length ramp south 35 m (114 ft)
  • Width 3 m (9 ft)
  • Span 141 m (462 ft)
  • Length ramp north 37 m (121 ft)
  • Height mast 40 m + 5 m mast top
    (131 ft + 16 ft mast top)
  • Footbridge Harbour Grimberg Gelsenkirchen © sbp/Michael Zimmermann
  • Footbridge Harbour Grimberg Gelsenkirchen © sbp/Michael Zimmermann

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