Emmerich Rhine Bridge

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.

Emmerich Rhine Bridge

Rheinbrücke Emmerich
Rheinbrücke Emmerich Gesamtansicht.jpg
View of the Emmerich Rhine Bridge
Coordinates51°49′45″N 6°13′33″E / 51.82917°N 6.22583°E / 51.82917; 6.22583Coordinates: 51°49′45″N 6°13′33″E / 51.82917°N 6.22583°E / 51.82917; 6.22583
Carries4 lanes of Bundesstraße 220 number.svg Bundesstraße B 220, 2 cycle lanes / sidewalks
CrossesRhine
LocaleEmmerich am Rhein, Germany
Other name(s)Emmericher Rheinbrücke
Maintained byLandesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW, Niederlassung Wesel
Characteristics
Designsuspension bridge
MaterialSteel
Total length803 metres (2,635 ft)
Width22.5 metres (74 ft)
Longest span500 metres (1,600 ft)
Clearance below30 metres (98 ft)
History
Construction start2 May 1962
Construction end1965
OpenedSeptember 3, 1965 (1965-09-03)
Location
Emmerich Rhine Bridge is located in Germany
Emmerich Rhine Bridge
Emmerich Rhine Bridge
Location of the bridge on the map of Germany

Planning and constructionEdit

It was built from 1962 to 1965, after the design of Heinrich Bartmann and the planning of German civil engineer Hellmut Homberg [de]. 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.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Klingenberg, Wilhelm (1962). Neubau einer Hängebrücke über den Rhein. Der Bauingenieur 37
  • Beyer, Erwin; Thul, Heribert (1967). Hochstraßen. Beton-Verlag, (2nd ed.)

Further readingEdit

  • Renault, Philippe; Butenweg, Christoph; Meskouris, Konstantin (2005). Beurteilung der Erdbebensicherheit von bestehenden Brückenbauwerken am Beispiel der Rheinbrücke Emmerich. In: Beton- und Stahlbetonbau. Vol. 100, No. 7, July 2005, ISSN 0005-9900, p. 574–581

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rheinbrücke Emmerich at Wikimedia Commons