Flehe Bridge

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A46 Fleher Brücke
Fleher Bruecke, von Westen.jpg
Coordinates 51°11′08″N 6°46′30″E / 51.185544°N 6.775131°E / 51.185544; 6.775131Coordinates: 51°11′08″N 6°46′30″E / 51.185544°N 6.775131°E / 51.185544; 6.775131
CarriesAutomobiles, Pedestrians, and Cyclists
CrossesRhine
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Total length1,166 metres (3,825 ft)
Width41.7 metres (137 ft)
Height146.47 metres (480.5 ft)
Longest span368 metres (1,207 ft)
Piers in water1
History
Opened1979 (1979)

The Flehe Bridge, is a single tower cable stayed bridge located in Düsseldorf, over the Rhine.[1] It connects the A 46 motorway from the left bank of the Rhine (Neuss, Aachen, Heinsberg district, the Netherlands) with the Bergisches Land on the right bank (Wuppertal, Solingen, Hagen) and the south of Düsseldorf. It forms at the same time the southern part of the ring of motorways around Düsseldorf. It includes a pedestrian and cyclist strip.

This bridge opened in 1979[1] and eliminated a considerable amount of transit traffic south of Düsseldorf and the South Bridge (B 1), both then the only southern access from the left bank of the Rhine to Düsseldorf. Also, it connected the A 46 with the A 57. The Flehe Bridge has in each direction three vehicle lanes and a hard shoulder. The bridge does not cross the Rhine in a right angle, in order to preserve the area of water procurement of the old water company Flehe. A remarkable feature of the Flehe bridge is the reinforced concrete suspension tower, which looks like a Ypsilon turned on its head. In the handles of the pylons an elevator and stairs are accommodated above the roadway. The handles are in bridge longitudinal direction only 6.4 metres (21 ft) broad. They were manufactured with a climbing formwork. The 13-feldrige foreland bridge is a prestressed concrete construction work with a construction height of 3.80 metres (12.5 ft) and a total span of 13 by 60 metres (43 ft × 197 ft) = 780 metres (2,560 ft). thereby exists covers on a length of nine fields from two single-cell hollow boxes with ever 7.0 metres (23.0 ft) broad base plate. The remaining four fields within the range of the bridge removing possess against it a five-cellular box cross-section with base plate width of 29.5 metres (97 ft). A structural steelwork has the 368 metres (1,207 ft) river opening stretching far as if cover.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Troyano, L. F. (2003). Bridge engineering: A global perspective. Thomas Telford. ISBN 978-0727732156. Retrieved on 16 March 2012 from https://books.google.com/books?id=0u5G8E3uPUAC&pg=PA664&dq=Flehe+Bridge&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FLdjT9yvJ4SbiQKVhYiiDw&ved=0CEYQuwUwAw#v=onepage&q=Flehe%20Bridge&f=false

External links[edit]

Media related to Fleher Brücke at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°10′59″N 6°46′41″E / 51.183°N 6.778°E / 51.183; 6.778