Bettrather Straße Bridge

The only way for pedestrians and cyclists to move from Mönchengladbach city centre to the parks and green spaces to the north is by crossing the Bettrather Straße bridge. This old bridge is currently being replaced by a new structure that is designed to provide a different experience to each of its two main groups of users. Pedestrians are invited to cross via level walkways that lead them in a clear, direct route down either side of the bridge. Between these walkways lies a separate cycle route. The bridge’s steel superstructure consists of an airtight welded trough cross-section whose shape is adapted to suit the distribution of loads within the design.

Ersatzneubau Bruecke Bettrather Straße Mönchengladbach

Architecture
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2021

Construction time
2022 – 2023

Services by Werner Sobek 
Design
Structural engineering (jointly with grbv Ingenieure, Hanover/Germany)

GFA
591 m²

Client
City Mönchengladbach/Germany

Photography
Werner Sobek AG, Stuttgart/Germany – grbv Ingenieure im Bauwesen GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover/Germany

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