Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges

Pedestrian and cycle bridge Grimberg Harbour Gelsenkirchen

© sbp/Michael Zimmermann

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.

Gelsenkirchen, Germany
schlaich bergermann partner
Regionalverband Ruhr, Essen
Project Responsibility
Andreas Keil


Technical Data

Length of bridge
153 m (501 ft)
141 m (462 ft)
Length ramp south
35 m (114 ft)
Length ramp north
37 m (121 ft)
3 m (9 ft)
Height mast
40 m + 5 m mast top
(131 ft + 16 ft mast top)




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