In the course of the construction of a new railway line for the high-speed train ICE, various wide spanning bridges had to be built to cross deep river valleys. Due to the speed of the ICE trains these bridges are subject to extreme loads. Special care had to be taken of these loads when engineering the filigree bridges.
The bridges were calculated by Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Reinke during his time at Harries + Kinkel.
Philipp Holzmann AG, Frankfurt am Main/Germany (Fulda Valley Bridge)
I.G. Müller, Wetzlar/Germany (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)
1985 (Fulda Valley Bridge)
1986 − 1987 (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)
1986 − 1987 (Fulda Valley Bridge)
1987 − 1989 (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (Fulda Valley Bridge)
Technical consultancy for the site management (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)
Engineer of record
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Georg Reinke (at Harries + Kinkel, Neu-Isenburg/Germany)
DB Deutsche Bundesbahn, Frankfurt am Main/Germany