Sunniberg Bridge

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Sunniberg Bridge
Sunnibergbruecke nordwest.jpg
North West view
CoordinatesCoordinates: 46°53′07″N 9°51′24″E / 46.885392°N 9.856625°E / 46.885392; 9.856625
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesLandquart River
LocaleKlosters
Characteristics
DesignExtradosed bridge
Total length526 m
Width12.378 m
History
DesignerChristian Menn
Opened9 December 2005

The Sunniberg Bridge is an extradosed road bridge near Klosters in Switzerland. It is notable because of its innovative design and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The bridge was designed by Christian Menn together with Dialma Jakob Baenziger, Consulting Engineers, as an Extradosed bridge and received the Outstanding Structure Award in 2001.[1] It was built by Batigroup AG and Vetsch AG and was completed in 1998.[2].

The bridge was not opened for traffic until December 2005, when associated work on the Gotschnatunnel was also complete. In the interim period it was used to access the excavation sites for the tunnel.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IABSE
  2. ^ Structurae database
  3. ^ Vogel, T.H.; Schellenberg, K. "The Impact of the Sunniberg Bridge on Structural Engineering, Switzerland" (PDF). Structural Engineering International. 2015 (4): 381.