ICE Bridges

In the course of the new construction of an ICE line, various long-span bridges had to be built to overcome the deep river valleys on the route. Due to the use of high-speed trains, the bridges are exposed to extreme loads, which had to be particularly taken into account in the structural engineering for the filigree structures.

Filigree Structures are Exposed to Extreme Loads

In addition to the structural engineering, Werner Sobek was responsible for the special design, project management and, in the case of the Mülmischtal Bridge and the Pfieffetal Bridge, technical consulting for the construction management.

The bridges were worked on by Prof. Dr. 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)

Planning time
1985 (Fulda Valley Bridge)
1986 − 1987 (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)

Construction time
1986 − 1987 (Fulda Valley Bridge)
1987 − 1989 (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Structural engineering (Fulda Valley Bridge)
  • Special design
  • Structural engineering
  • Project management
  • 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

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