Truss arch bridge is Baukultur

Deutscher Ingenieurpreis Straße und Verkehr award

During the 45th assembly of delegates of the Bundesvereinigung der Straßen- und Verkehrsingenieure (BSVI), the Deutsche Ingenieurpreis Straße und Verkehr award was handed out again in the three categories “Baukultur”, “Innovation/digitalisation” and “New mobility”. The BSVI award is handed out every other year under the patronage of the German Federal Minister for Digital and Transport.

The truss arch bridge at the Fürth/Erlangen motorway junction received the award in the category “Baukultur”. The jury stated:

“All too often, overpasses are designed as simple beam bridges. The award winner in the category “Baukultur” shows that bridges can be not only aesthetical but also sustainable. The award-winning project is the truss arch bridge at the Fürth/Erlangen motorway junction designed by Ingenieurbüro Grassl GmbH and Firmhofer + Günther Architekten. The innovative combination of arch and truss bridge allows the approximately 70 m wide A3 motorway to be crossed by an extremely shallow span without any intermediate supports. The slender and elegant main structure, as well as the bridge soffit – which in many bridges just consists of bland plain concrete, boast an original structured design and a creative diversion for the passing traffic. By granting this award, the jury honours a highly recognisable Baukultur achievement which will stay in road users’ memories for a long time. With this award, the jury is taking a stand against the generic and bland constructions borne solely from economic considerations.” (Quote translated from German. For the original quote please see the BSVI press release at https://www.bsvi.de/preistraeger-2023.html)

We are very pleased about the recognition of our work!

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