Motorway A42, Emscherschnellweg Bridge over the Rhine River , New Construction, Duisburg




Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW, Betriebssitz Gelsenkirchen


New construction

Building Type

Road bridge

Building Location


Building Name

Emscherschnellweg Bridge over the Rhine River

Building Technique

Falsework / support structure, cantilevering

Building Construction Description

Cable stayed bridge with two pylons supporting a central girder with a steel deck above the central span. Height of the pylon 70,46 m With 3 x 2 cable groups at each pylon and 6 respectively 8 cables with a diameter d=114 respectively 12 mm Side spans as pre-stressed continuous beam with the change of material in the pylon axis

Building Material Superstructure

Steel, prestressed concrete

Building Material Foundation

Reinforced concrete

Building Area Size 42.058,00 m²
Building Overall Length 1.030,00 m
Construction Height 3,80 m
Construction Width 40,95 m
Supporting Structure Type

Cable-stayed bridge


Abutment, Pillars / Columns

Distance Between Supports

6 x 50 m + 310 m + 8 x 52.5 m


Shallow foundation

Static Constructive Checks

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Dittmann