Rhine Bridge in Wesel

Cable-stayed bridge

Project
New construction of the Rhine bridge B 58n/Wesel bypass

Owner
Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW (State Road Construction Office North Rhine-Westphalia)
46483 Wesel, Germany

Project description

The 772.5 m long Rhine crossing is divided into a 6-span 376 m long pre-stressed concrete bridge and a 396 m long steel structure. The 334.8 m wide main span across the Rhine is supported by a 130 m high pylon with 6 cable bundles of 6 cables each.

Technical specifications

Cable-stayed bridge with steel roadway, foreland bridge in pre-stressed concrete
Bridge length
772.54 m
Spans 53.24 – 5 x 64.54 – 334.82 – 61.76 m
Bridge width 29.20 m
Pylon height 130.00 m
Steel S355  6,300 t
Cable S1570 700 t
Bridge class SLW 60/30, MLC 50/50-100

Client

Donges SteelTec

Service

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

Construction period

Construction period 2006/2009