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This is a list of all 10 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Rhine River. 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.
1915 (suspension bridge)
Köln (Cologne), Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:432
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Chain (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:605f
Side spans:2 x 302.5f
Deck width:59.6f
Notes
  • First long-span self-anchored suspension bridge.
1916 (suspension bridge)
Köln (Cologne), Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:638
References:BRU
1929 Köln-Mulheim
Köln (Cologne) and Mulheim, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1426
Structurae ID:0000182
References:AAJ
Principals:Adolf Abel
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,040f
Side spans:2 x 300f
Deck width:91.5

Notes
1936 (suspension bridge)
Krefeld, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:959
Structurae ID:0001728
Coordinates:N 51.34831 E 6.65616
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:820.25f
Side spans:2
Deck width:64f
Notes
  • Destroyed 1945, rebuilt 1950.
1938 (suspension bridge)
Rodenkirchen, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:455
Structurae ID:0000186
References:BBR, BFL
Principals:Fritz Leonhardt
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
1941 (suspension bridge)
Köln (Cologne) and Rodenkirchen, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:639
References:BRU
1951 Köln-Mülheimer
Köln (Cologne), North Rhine Westphalia and Mülheim, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:457
Structurae ID:0000183
Coordinates:N 50.964427 E 6.995124
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BFL
Principals:Fritz Leonhardt
Use:Vehicular and Rail (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:315m
Side spans:2 x 85m
Deck width:27.2m
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff Photo by David Denenberg
1954 Friedrich Ebert (Duisburg-Homberg)
Duisburg and Homberg, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:459
Structurae ID:0001730
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:285.5m
Notes
  • Self-anchored.
1954 Rodenkirchener
Köln (Cologne), North Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:458
Structurae ID:0000187
Coordinates:N 50.90135 E 6.99335
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB
Principals:Fritz Leonhardt
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:378m
Side spans:2
Deck width:52.8m (after retrofit)
Notes
  • Substantial retrofit completed 1994, doubled the width of the bridge and towers and added extra cable. The bridge's 52.8 meter width makes this the widest catenary suspension bridge in the world (the Boston's Zakim-Bunker Hill cable-stayed bridge is wider) with ten vehicular lanes (eight lanes for highway and two service lanes) and two lanes for pedestrians and bicycles. It may also be the only large suspension bridge with three main cables. The unusual proportion of deck width to main span (52.8 meters/378 meters) is also interesting.
  • Replaced 1938 (suspension bridge) - Rodenkirchen, Germany.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff Photo by David Denenberg
1965 Emmerich
Emmerich, Germany (Rhine River)
Bridgemeister ID:991
Structurae ID:0001724
Coordinates:N 51.82223 E 6.22445
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BFL
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:501m
Side spans:2 x 151m
Deck width:21.8m
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff

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