Süderelbe Crossing Hamburg-Moorburg
Strength and elegance
The new motorway bridge is intended to relieve Hamburg of long-distance and inter-regional traffic. KREBS+KIEFER won the competition to realise a bridge which met the special location conditions and optical requirements of this major new thoroughfare. The Hamburg Moorburg power plant and tank facilities in the port result in a relatively small corridor for the foundations of a high bridge, which also passes directly by two truss bridges.
The two-section cable-stayed bridge features a cable level and single pylons at the centre of its cross-section. The high level of bending stiffness of the remaining construction elements enables the pylons to take a pleasingly slender form.
KREBS+KIEFER suggested a three-cell hollow steel box as the superstructure. To prevent structural distortion in the event of one-sided traffic, the two steel pylons are rigidly connected to the superstructure, which is positioned below on the pylons atop the pillars - as well as the outer bars of the steel box.
- Explanatory report
- Cost estimate
- Static predimensioning
- Structural sketches and plans
- Construction plan and schedule
- Construction site setup plan
- Computer simulation