Motorway A42, Emscherschnellweg bridge over the Rhine river

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Year of completion


Type of intervention

New construction

Contracting authority

Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW


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



Type of structure

Road bridge

Construction method

Falsework / support structure, cantilevering

Construction material of superstructure

Prestressed concrete, reinforced concrete, steel

Total length

1.030,00 m

Type of structural system

Cable-stayed bridge

Span lengths

6 x 50 m + 310 m + 8 x 52,5 m

Construction height

3,80 m

Construction width

40,95 m

Services Grassl

Static constructive checks: Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Dittmann