Bridgework engineering

Salzburg, Rudolf Biebel Strasse – Bicycle Crossover Bridge

Project Description:
North of the existing railway bridge across the Rudolf-Biebl-Straße a pedestrian and bike crossing bridge will be built. This bridge will close the current gap in the bicycle trail network alongside the railroad tracks between Gaswerkgasse und Guggenmoosstraße and it will also enable pedestrians to safely cross the intersection of Rudolf-Biebl-Straße without having to make a detour over the light-rail stop ramps.

In collaboration with Fally + Partner Architekten ZT GmbH, the bridge has been designed as a 1-field span steel composite bridge which is constructed with bridge bearings on top of reinforced concrete abutments. This abutment and the initial support structure were created by repurposing components and materials of the existing light-rail stop Salzburg-Aiglhof, so the bridge will seamlessly integrate in the railway crossover bridge without competing with aforementioned.

The bridge as such crosses a busy inner-city road, as well as the O-bus line (overhead line with a similar degree of difficulty as the railway tracks).

Client: Magistrate of the City of Salzburg
Duration: 06/2012 - 08/2014
Construction Period: 05/2014 - 09/2014
Traffic and transport process (preliminary design, general design, detailed project, tender)
Static construction process (preliminary design, general design, detailed project, tender)