The bridge has been designed by a joint venture between Cowi (formerly Flint & Neill) and WaltGalmarini in association with architect Dissing & Weitling and landscape architect Hager Partner.
The structure, known as the Zweite Hinterrheinbrücke (Second Hinterrhein Bridge), will be 200m long with a 63m span. The design features inclined strut supports, minimising the span to enable a very slender deck. The deck cross-section will consist of a pair of trapezoidal semi-through steel box girders with steel crossbeams and a steel deck.
Rhaetian Railway is constructing the bridge over the Hinterrhein River to improve journey frequency on the Chur- St Moritz and Chur-Disentis-Muster routes. The bridge, which will also cross the adjacent A13 highway, is being built alongside an existing 19th century steel truss bridge that forms part of the historic Albula route, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.