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Flughafenbrücke

Flughafenbrücke.

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1998 - 2002
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Meerbusch, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
Düsseldorf-Lohausen, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
Carries
  • Autobahn A44
Crosses
Part of:
Coordinates: 51° 16' 41.22" N    6° 42' 17.64" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 287.500 m
total length 1 286.50 m
span lengths 7 x 64.20 m - 6 x 63.00 m - 287.50 m - 8 x 63.00 m - 55.20 m
number of cables 80
clearance 9.10 m
bridge surface 48 887 m²
deck deck width 38.5 m
pylon pylon height 81.00 m

Quantities

structural steel S 355: 7 180 t
S 420: 520 t
concrete volume 23 900 m³
concrete volume 32 700 m³
prestressing steel 1 900 t
reinforcing steel 1 700 t
reinforcing steel 3 825 t
steel for cable-stays 410 t

Cost

cost of construction German Mark 160 000 000

Materials

cables steel wire
piers reinforced concrete
deck of main span steel
pylons steel
deck of approaches prestressed concrete

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Chronology

11 September 2001

The joining section is shipped and lifted into place in the middle of the Rhine.

31 May 2002
- 2 June 2002

Opening celebrations.

31 May 2002, 11:00

Official opening by Federal Transport Secretary Kurt Bodewig.

3 June 2002, 06:00

Bridge opens to regular traffic.

Notes

The pylon design was governed by the need to keep the height low as the bridge is near the flight-paths of the Düsseldorf airport.

In 2000 a contest was held asking the citizens of the cities and counties of Düsseldorf, Neuss, Mettmann, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach to submit names for the new bridge. The name "Niederrheinbrücke" obtained the most submissions and was going to be adopted, however the Federal Transport Secretary decides to name the bridge "Flughafenbrücke" (Airport Bridge) instead.

 

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000464
Created: 09/11/1999
Last Updated: 29/07/2014