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Bridge across the Ahr in Altenahr

Trough Bridge in the Eifel


This bridge catches the eye because of its playful but sensible design. The glulam girder on the one side of the bridge is effective because of its statical height like in a trough bridge construction. On the opposite side there is a longitudinal steel beam. In combination the timber-steel construction can carry a load of up to 30 tons. In the middle of the river the cross section of the bridge is mirrored. Due to the sides with different transparencies the view of the user is guided to the respective river bank.

Ortsgemeinde Altenahr

Year of construction

ARGE Mertens – Mittag

Length: 30,40 m
Width: 3,90 m

Asymetrical trough bridge with horizontal glulam beams as road way girders. Load capacity: 30 tons (SLW 30)

Our services
structural planning, detailed engineering

Service phase 5 acoording to German HOAI

Other views of the bridge