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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Inner Harbor. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
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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