In Tübingen, a reinforced concrete composite bridge was, designed by Werner Sobek. It has a steel mesh railing and handrail for cyclists. The bridge is located at a listed weir. It is a widely exciting, elegantly recessed ribbon that makes it possible to experience the natural area below the barrage with its sandbanks, waterfowl and floodplain landscapes from above.
As Little Surface Sealing as Possible
At the same time, interesting insights into the technology of the hydroelectric power plant are now visible. By using the existing bank walls as bridge abutments, only a small amount of additional land had to be sealed. Without ramps, the Neckar can now be crossed directly above the barrage’s stilling basin.
As Little Light Pollution as Possible
Glare-free LED elements are integrated into the bridge railing. They provide an impressive light showcase for the structure at night. The lighting also ensures safe usability at all times of the day. By dispensing with mast luminaires, it is also ensured that the lighting causes as little light pollution as possible.
2017 – 2020
2020 – 2023
Services by Werner Sobek
- Structural engineering
- Project planning
Bridge deck area
The University Town of Tübingen, Tübingen/Germany