Theodor Heuss Bridge (Düsseldorf)

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Theodor Heuss Bridge
Theodor-Heuss-Brücke.jpg
The Theodor Heuss Bridge in Düsseldorf
Coordinates 51°14′49″N 6°45′35″E / 51.24694°N 6.75972°E / 51.24694; 6.75972Coordinates: 51°14′49″N 6°45′35″E / 51.24694°N 6.75972°E / 51.24694; 6.75972
Carries Bundesstraße 7
Crosses Rhine River
Locale Düsseldorf-Golzheim and Düsseldorf-Niederkassel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Official name Theodor-Heuss-Brücke
Characteristics
Material prestressed concrete, composite, and steel
Total length 1,271 m (4,170 ft)
Width 27 m (89 ft)
Longest span 260 m (850 ft)
No. of spans 6
History
Construction start 1953
Construction end 1957
Theodor Heuss Bridge is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Theodor Heuss Bridge
Theodor Heuss Bridge
Location in North Rhine-Westphalia

The Theodor Heuss Bridge also known as the Nordbrücke (North bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the Rhine River in Düsseldorf built from 1953 to 1957 with a main span of 260 m (850 ft) flanked on either side by spans of 108 m (354 ft).

It was the first cable-stayed bridge built in Germany. Along with two other cable-stayed bridges to the south, the Oberkassel Bridge and the Knie Bridge, the Theodor Heuss Bridge forms the central leg of Düsseldorf's family of bridges over the Rhine.

The bridge carries Bundesstraße 7, downtown connector to Autobahn 52. Growing traffic volume in the bridge relaxed in May 2002 due to the opening of the Airport Bridge to the north.

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