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Pierre-Pflimlin Bridge

Eschau - Altenheim - Pierre Pfimlin Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Box girder bridge
Haunched girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Construction method: Balanced cantilever method
Other name(s): Altenheim-Eschau Bridge
Built: 2000 - 2002
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Eschau, Bas-Rhin (67), Alsace, France, Europe
Altenheim, Neuried, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Coordinates: 48° 29' 29.00" N    7° 46' 12.00" E

Technical Information


main span 205 m
total length 957 m
span lengths 4 x 54 m - 121 m - 205 m - 139 m - 56 m - 3 x 64 m - 47 m
deck deck depth 3.20 - 8.59 m
deck width 14.75 m


concrete volume 18 000 m³
prestressing steel 760 t
reinforcing steel 2 700 t


deck prestressed concrete
piers reinforced concrete



First talks between Germany and France about a new Rhine crossing near Strasbourg


Entered into the Master Plan of the Strasbourg metro area.


Principle accepted by the tripartite intergovernmental committee of France, Germany and Switzerland.


Site between Altenheim and Eschau south of Strasbourg chosen by the tripartite committee.


Entered into the Master Traffic Plan of the Land Baden-Württemberg.


Study of 7 alignment alternatives by the DDE of the Département Bas-Rhin and the Regierungspräsidium Freiburg. Decision on the final alignment.


Inscription of the financing into the contract "Strasburg, city of Europe", co-financed by the French Republic, the Region of Alsace and the Département of Bas-Rhin.


Declaration of public utility on the French side. Signature of a Franco-German treaty. Detailed design of the project.


Declaration of public utility on the German side. End of the design studies.


Tendering. Preparatory works on the French side.


Preparatory works on the German side. Contracts awarded on the main bridge and access viaducts on the French side.

11 February 2000

Ceremony for the placing of the first stone.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20001819
Created: 24/08/2001
Last Updated: 11/09/2014