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General Information

Name in local language: Kochertalbrücke
Beginning of works: 1976
Completion: 18 December 1979
Status: in use

Project Type

Awards and Distinctions

2020 recognition  
2016 award winner  

Location

Location: , , , ,
Crosses:
  • Kocher River
Carries:
  • Autobahn A6
Part of:
Coordinates: 49° 10' 39.84" N    9° 47' 6.88" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 185 m
length 1 128 m
deck deck width 31.00 m

Materials

deck prestressed concrete
piers reinforced concrete

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Excerpt from Wikipedia

On the Kocher Viaduct (German: Kochertalbrücke) near Schwäbisch Hall in Germany the Autobahn 6 crosses the Kocher valley between Heilbronn and Nuremberg. With its maximum height of 185m above the valley bottom, it is the highest viaduct in Germany, and was also the bridge with the tallest pillars in the world before the Millau Viaduct, France was completed in 2004.

The nine spans of this prestressed concrete girder bridge cover a length of 1128m, the individual span lengths being 81m for the outer two and 138m for the remaining seven. Pillar height varies from 40m to 178m. The bridge table is 31m wide. Construction was from 1976 to 1979.

A museum in the village of Geislingen am Kocher below the bridge (visits by prior appointment) not only tells the bridge's story but also displays dinosaur fossils found during the construction of the motorway.

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

Participants

Initial construction (1976-1979)
Owner
Client
Architecture
Alternative design
Structural engineering
Consulting
Checking engineering
Co-contractor
Refurbishment (2013-2015)
Owner
Structural engineering
Contractor
Bearings
Expansion joints

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000631
  • Published on:
    09/03/2000
  • Last updated on:
    21/03/2021