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Rodenkirchen Bridge

Rodenkirchen Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Other name(s): Rodenkirchener Brücke
Built: 1953 - 1954
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
Crosses
  • Rhine River
Carries
  • Autobahn A4
Part of:
Next to Rheinbrücke Köln-Rodenkirchen (1994)
Replaces Rodenkirchen Bridge (1941)
Coordinates: 50° 53' 58.83" N    6° 59' 26.50" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

Initial construction
main span 378.00 m
total length 567 m
span lengths 94.50 m - 370.00 m - 94.50 m
deck deck width 25.18 m
Widening
main span 378 m
length of side spans 94.5 m
total length 567 m
bridge surface 29 637 m²
deck deck width 52.80 m

Cost

Widening
cost of construction German Mark 129 000 000
cost of construction per m2 German Mark 8 600

Materials

cables steel
pylons steel

Chronology

1990
- 1994

The bridge width is more than doubled by adding a second superstructure, additional cables and two pylons to the bridge.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000187
Created: 29/04/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014