The Eastern Main Bridge is part of Frankfurt´s urban development programme. By 2015, an estimated 17,000 vehicles will be using the bridge daily. Three roadways and two combined sidewalks and bicycle paths will enable drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to co-exist peacefully while enjoying the beautiful views over the river Main and the Frankfurt skyline.
Jochen Ludewig, director of our Transportation & Mobility business line in Germany, says: “The onshore construction reduces costs and ensures quality. River shipping traffic will only be interrupted on two days and the single construction parts can be bigger in comparison with lorry transportation. As environmental sustainability plays an important role in this project, we decided to ship the steel we needed to the construction site, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions.”
Grontmij country managing director in Germany Ina Brandes is proud of the project: “It demonstrates perfectly our ability to present state-of-the-art solutions for urban transportation. The new-build bridge fits seamlessly into our European ‘Highways and Roads’ growth segment. We are an important player in this field in Germany with decades of experience and in the future we will further strengthen our position in this market.”
The moment when the heavy steel construction is manoeuvred into position will be a spectacular event. Yesterday and today, 22 August 2012, 2,200 tons of steel will have to be moved without torsion. You can watch the process via webcam: www.neue-mainbruecke-frankfurt.de
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