Cycle Bridge Rosenau

The Rosenau cycle path bridge in the Auenpark planned by Werner Sobek is the centrepiece of a new walking and cycling path concept for the city of Fulda. As a far-reaching, elegantly recessed ribbon, the bridge integrates itself into the ecologically highly sensitive floodplain landscape in slight arches. In addition, the structure creates a direct connection between the surrounding districts and the city centre and also bundles various cycle paths.

Centrepiece of a New Walking and Cycling Path Concept

The supporting structure of the main bridge consists of two hollow steel sections, which can be varied in height and width, with a concrete deck made of semi-precast elements with in-situ concrete applied at a transverse gradient, spanning between the girders. The foreshore bridges are of solid construction made of in-situ concrete with round steel supports.

The haptic handrail on the railing consists of a weather-resistant oval wooden profile. For ecological and design reasons, the wooden handrail was deliberately not coated. Thus, the natural material takes on a silver-grey appearance over time, which resembles the play of colours of the woods in the shore area.

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Technical article about the Rosenau Bridge

Radwegbrücke Rosenau In Fulda
Radwegbrücke Rosenau In Fulda

Werner Sobek, Stuttgart (DE)

Planning time

Construction time
2020 − 2021

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Design
  • Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6)
  • Project planning (WP 1 − 8)
  • Site supervision

Main bridge deck (total length): 85 m
Maximum span: 45 m
Approach slabs: 20 m
Total surface area: approx. 350 m²

Fulda Municipal Council, Fulda (DE)

Andreas Keller, Altdorf (DE)

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