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Franklin Bridge

Franklinbrücke, Düsseldorf.

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Tramway, light or metro rail bridge
Construction method: Longitudinal launching
Other name(s): Franklinbrücke
Built: 1971 - 1974
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Düsseldorf-Pempelfort, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
Düsseldorf-Düsseltal, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
Address: Franklinstraße
Coordinates: 51° 14' 10.00" N    6° 47' 45.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 125.30 m
total length 209.26 m
span lengths 41.64 m - 125.30 m - 14.32 m - 28.00 m
deck deck depth 2.00 m
deck width 23.00 - 27.815 m
pylons height 21.50 m

Quantities

deck structural steel 147 t
structural steel 1 789 t
overall structure structural steel 2 084 t
pylons structural steel 72 t
stay cables steel for cable-stays 55 t

Cost

cost of construction German Mark 23 400 000
cost of steelwork German Mark 12 900 000

Materials

cables steel
deck steel
pylons steel

Participants

Initial construction
Owner
Original design
Geotechnical/geological experts
Architectural consulting
Checking engineering
Steel construction
Concrete construction
Stay cables
Expansion joints
Paint
Construction supervision
Modernisation (2008)
Scaffolding

Relevant Web Sites

There currently are no relevant websites listed.

Relevant Publications

  • Beyer, Erwin & Ramberger, Günter Die Franklinbrücke in Düsseldorf, in "Stahlbau", May 1975, n. 5 v. 44
  • Walther, René & Houriet, Bernard & Isler, Walmar Ponts haubanées, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, Lausanne (Switzerland), ISBN 2880740916, 1985; pp. 174-175
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000600
Created: 15/01/2000
Last Updated: 21/02/2014