Emmerich Rhine Bridge

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Emmerich Rhine Bridge
Rheinbrücke Emmerich
Rheinbrücke Emmerich Gesamtansicht.jpg
View of the Emmerich Rhine Bridge
Other name(s) Emmericher Rheinbrücke
Carries 4 lanes of Bundesstraße 220 number.svg Bundesstraße B 220, 2 cycle lanes and 2 sidewalks
Crosses Rhine
Locale Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
Maintained by Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW, Niederlassung Wesel
Design suspension bridge
Material steel
Total length 803 metres (2,635 ft)
Width 22.5 metres (74 ft)
Longest span 500 metres (1,600 ft)
Clearance below 30 metres (98 ft)
Construction begin 2 May 1962
Construction end 1965
Opened September 3, 1965 (1965-09-03)
Coordinates 51°49′45″N 6°13′33″E / 51.82917°N 6.22583°E / 51.82917; 6.22583Coordinates: 51°49′45″N 6°13′33″E / 51.82917°N 6.22583°E / 51.82917; 6.22583
underside of the bridge
Emmerich Rhine Bridge is located in Germany
Emmerich Rhine Bridge
Emmerich Rhine Bridge
location of the bridge

The Emmerich Rhine Bridge (German: Rheinbrücke Emmerich) is a suspension bridge located in Emmerich am Rhein, Germany. Completed in 1965, it has a main span of 500 metres (1,600 ft), crossing the Rhine, carrying the Bundesstraße B 220, the federal highway between Emmerich am Rhein and Kleve. It is the longest suspension bridge in Germany.

Planning and construction[edit]

It was built from 1962 to 1965, after the design of Heinrich Bartmann and the planning of Hellmut Homberg. The bridge was opened for traffic in 1965. Pedestrian walkways and cycle paths run along both sides of the bridge, separated from the vehicular lanes. The two pylons are 76.7 metres (252 ft) high.

References[edit]

  • Klingenberg, Wilhelm (1962). Neubau einer Hängebrücke über den Rhein. Der Bauingenieur 37
  • Beyer, Erwin; Thul, Heribert (1967). Hochstraßen. Beton-Verlag, (2nd ed.)

Further reading[edit]

  • Renault, Philippe; Butenweg, Christoph; Meskouris, Konstantin (2005). Beurteilung der Erdbebensicherheit von bestehenden Brückenbauwerken am Beispiel der Rheinbrücke Emmerich. In: Beton- und Stahlbetonbau. Vol. 100, No. 7, July 2005, ISSN 0005-9900, p. 574–581

External links[edit]

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