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General Information

Name in local language: Rheinbrücke Emmerich
Beginning of works: 2 May 1962
Completion: 3 September 1965
Status: in use

Project Type


Location: , , ,
  • Rhine River
Coordinates: 51° 49' 45.88" N    6° 13' 35.07" E
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Technical Information


approach viaduct
total length 341 m
span lengths 59.5 m - 64.5 m - 68.5 m - 72.5 m - 76.0 m
number of spans 5
deck deck depth 3.04 - 4.19 m
deck width 21.6 m
main bridge
main span 500 m
span lengths 151.50 m - 500.00 m - 151.50 m
cables sag 55.56 m
strands per cable 61
on-axis distance between the main cables 16.8 m
exterior diameter 0.45 m
number 2
deck deck depth 4.5 m
deck width 22.15 m
pylons height 76.7 m


cables steel
pylons steel
deck truss steel
abutments reinforced concrete
anchorages reinforced concrete

Case Studies and Applied Products

Rehabilitation of the Emmerich Rhine Bridge

Rehabilitation of the Emmerich Rhine Bridge

The Emmerich Rhine Bridge carries federal highway 220 over the Rhine. The cable-stayed bridge, which is 1,144 meters long in total, was opened in 1965 and connects the two cities of Emmerich and Kleve. In 2002, it was placed under a pres ... [more]

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Emmerich Rhine Bridge (German:'Rheinbrücke Emmerich') is a suspension bridge located in Emmerich am Rhein, Germany. Completed in 1965, it has a main span of 500 metres (1,600 ft), crossing the Rhine, carrying the Bundesstraße B 220, the federal highway between Emmerich am Rhein and Kleve. It is the longest suspension bridge in Germany.

Planning and construction

It was built from 1962 to 1965, after the design of Heinrich Bartmann and the planning of Hellmut Homberg. The bridge was opened for traffic in 1965. Pedestrian walkways and cycle paths run along both sides of the bridge, separated from the vehicular lanes. The two pylons are 76.7 metres (252 ft) high.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Emmerich Rhine Bridge" and modified on 22 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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