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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1999 Convertible (Inner Harbor)
Duisburg, Germany (Inner Harbor)
Bridgemeister ID:576
Structurae ID:0000605
Coordinates:N 51.43861 E 6.76413
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AR200003, BAR, BBU
Principals:Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~73.72m
Deck width:3.5m
  • This footbridge is "convertible" because it can be raised to make way for boats. The backstays are shortened using jacks causing the towers to tilt back and the deck to arch up and out of the way. Eckhard Bernstorff notes, "the deck (weight 150 tons) has 14 segments. When the towers tilt back by shortening the main cables about 2.5 meters, the deck lifts 9 meters."
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff

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