Elben Viaduct

Steel composite deck bridge

Project
Elben Viaduct Motorway Bridge BW 13,
New construction as part of the A4 motorway

Owner
Federal Republic of Germany Federal Road Administration
State Road Construction Office of North-Rhine Westphalia
Siegen Branch Office

Project description

The steel composite superstructure was designed as a single-cell trapezoidal steel box with external truss structure and reinforced concrete roadway slab.
The steel structure was assembled using the incremental launching method.
The reinforced concrete roadway slab was produced with formwork carriages.

Technical specifications

6-span steel composite deck bridge in a radial position and constant longitudinal slope (0.6%).
Bridge length 432 m
Spans 40 – 60 – 70 – 80 -70 – 62 – 50 m
Bridge width 28.50 m
Bridge class SLW 60/30, MLC 50/50-100
Steel S355 3,000 t

Client

Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW (State Road Construction Office of North-Rhine Westphalia)
Siegen Branch Office

Service

Donges manufactures, delivers and assembles the complete steel structure, including corrosion protection.

Construction period

Construction period 2003/2004