• Süderelbe Bridge in Hamburg-Moorburg
    © Dissing+Weitling

Süderelbe Crossing in Hamburg-Moorburg

Hamburg, Germany, 2021

The Süderelbe Bridge, as part of a new connecting route between two highways, will integrate the harbor into the European road network and will ease nationwide east-west traffic.
The main bridge spans across the Süderelbe river and several railway tracks of Hamburger Hafenbahn. It consists of a bilaterally symmetric, three-span integral cable-stayed bridge with two pylons. The superstructure consists of a two-part section composed of two continuous, aerodynamic hollow steel boxes with cross beams along the outside and an intermediate light gap. Laterally, the main bridge span has hollow steel box cross beams every 12 m, alternating with the anchorage cables. The selected bridge design is very efficient, and consequently economical, for the given span. Combined with the inherent properties of integral construction, the bridge forms a very sustainable and low maintenance structure, which successfully integrates itself into the Hamburg Harbor cityscape with its distinctive bridges.

  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Architect

    DISSING + WEITLING, Kopenhagen

  • Cooperation

    WTM Engineers GmbH, Hamburg

  • Client

    DEGES GmbH

  • Our Scope of Work

    1st prize Europe-wide competition for realization, schematic design, conceptual design

  • Total length 1,000 m
  • Main span 350 m
  • Pylon height 140 m each
  • Main span superstructure steel structure with orthotropic deck (tapered at the masts)
  • Length of main bridge 535 m
  • Side spans 2 x 88 m
  • Total width of superstructure 39.60 m (hollow steel boxes 2 x 12 m, cross beams 2 x 5.60 m, light gap 4.40 m)
  • Side span superstructure robust steel-concrete composite structure
  • Süderelbe Bridge in Hamburg-Moorburg © Dissing+Weitling
  • Süderelbe Bridge in Hamburg-Moorburg © Dissing+Weitling

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