Bridge construction division is pleased with major contract for the replacement construction of the Pfaffendorfer Bridge in Koblenz
Donges SteelTec, as part of the ARGE Pfaffendorfer Brücke consortium, has been awarded the contract for the replacement construction of the Pfaffendorfer Bridge in Koblenz.
As an important link across the Rhine, the existing bridge must be completely replaced by a new one. For this purpose, the 311 m long steel composite bridge, which is broken up in the area of the pier coves, will first be built in the lateral position next to the existing bridge and, after the demolition of the existing bridge, will be moved transversely into the final position.
Donges SteelTec is taking over the technical responsibility for the entire structure by preparing the structural analysis of the river bridge, the assembly planning and the execution and workshop drawings within the consortium. Around 5,500 tonnes of steel structure will be manufactured and corrosion-protected in the halls of Donges SteelTec GmbH in Darmstadt. Afterwards, the steel elements, weighing up to 450 tonnes, will be successively transported by ship via a pre-assembly site on the Rhine to the construction site, where they will be assembled above the Rhine by means of floating cranes.
The work for the new Rhine bridge will be carried out between 2023 and 2027