The bridge features a design that is both simple and precise. It consists of a steel box structure, tapering towards both abutments in alignment with the flow of forces, firmly connecting the two banks. This distinctive expression is further accentuated by the walkway’s slope towards the center.
The robust body of the bridge takes on the appearance of a ship’s hull, establishing a contextual relationship with the nearby International Maritime Museum of Kaispeicher B. The box structure is meticulously welded from flat sheets, ensuring accessibility for maintenance purposes.
In terms of the general plan, the pathway gradually widens as it approaches the center, forming a square at the bridge’s turning point. The change in direction over the water and the minimalist design present notable technical challenges for the bridge.
An essential concrete foundation, integrated into the north river bank, effectively counteracts the torsional forces induced by the bend in the center of the bridge. The seamless integration of this structural element adds an element of intrigue and uniqueness to the bridge’s overall design
Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes