Thursday, 07. May 2015

Embankment Relocation in Duisburg-Mündelheim

Ground Breaking Ceremony B288

Construction works for the rehabilitation of the embankment between Düsseldorf-Bockum and Duisburg-Erlingen started with the ground breaking ceremony on May 7th 2015. The project is part of the national flood-protection program. The ceremonial reception took place in presence of the Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection Johannes Remmel, Mayor of Duisburg Sören Link and Duisburg’s District President Anne Lütkes.

The total project cost of the rehabilitation measures amounts up to €57 million and includes the replacement of the embankment near Duisburg-Mündelheim. This provides a sufficient retention area for the reduction of the flood gauge. According to Mr. Link, the embankment protects 300.000 people and real assets of €30 billion. In the course of this project a bridge construction became necessary for the road B288 which is crossing the new retention area. The new bridge has a length of 560 m and with a pre-stressed superstructure spanning over 15 fields each with a length of 38.2 m. GRASSL engineers were responsible for the design, the tendering and the supervision of the bridge construction.