• Ripshorst Pedestrian Bridge

Ripshorst Pedestrian Bridge

Oberhausen, Germany, 1997

As a pilot project for IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung / International Architecture Exhibition) a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists was built in Oberhausen-Ripshorst.
The Ripshorst bridge is a welded steel structure. The deck is supported by an arch-tube which spans about 78 m over the Rhein-Herne-Channel. According to the bended deck the arch is not only curved in elevation, but also double-curved in plan, in order to the different directions of the struts. The tubes are connected with steel castings.

  • Location

    Oberhausen, Germany

  • Architect

    Diekmann und Lohaus, Hannover

  • Cooperation

    Dr. Pelle, Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen, Dortmund

  • Client

    Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet KVR, Essen

  • Contractor

    Strabag, Hoch- und Ingenieurbau, Essen; E. Rüter GmbH, Dortmund

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Length 130 m
  • Height of deck 30 cm
  • Strut diameter 80 - 220 mm
  • Cast steel 36 t
  • Width 3 m
  • Arch diameter 370 - 550 mm
  • Rolled steel 120 t
  • Ripshorst Pedestrian Bridge

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