Norderelbe BridgeSix national and international teams had been shortlisted for the design competition. A team led by German companies Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner and Gerkan, Marg and Partner has been awarded the first prize. Other members of the team are Kocks Ingenieure and Mix landschaft & freiraum.

The new Norderelbe Bridge will replace an existing crossing as part of the widening of the A1 highway from six to eight lanes.

The double cable-stayed bridge has different span lengths and pylon heights in answer to site constraints.

Norderelbe Bridge

“The winning design convinces with its filigree aesthetic requirements, in which static and design merge,” said the competition judges. “It has been worked out thoroughly down to the last detail. The extensive technical frame conditions are well fulfilled. The bridge responds to the slightly asymmetrical situation of the span widths with a discreet accentuation of the construction through different pylon heights and number of cables.”