22 August 2012
An operation is taking place yesterday and today to position a 165m-long new bridge in the German city of Frankfurt am Main.
The 2,200t Eastern Bridge crosses the River Main. Grontmij Germany and architect Ferdinand won a competition in 2006 for the bridge’s design. Grontmij was then awarded the contract for final design, the building permission application, the detailed design and management of the tender process.
Building the bridge on shore has reduced costs and ensured quality, said Grontmij director Jochen Ludewig. “River shipping traffic will only be interrupted on two days and the single construction parts can be bigger in comparison with lorry transportation. As environmental sustainability plays an important role in this project, we decided to ship the steel we needed to the construction site, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions.”
The operation can be seen on the project webcam at www.neue-mainbruecke-frankfurt.de.