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Limmatsteg, Chlosterschür


Project description

In the design, the Limmat reservoir between Neuenhof and Würenlos / Wettingen is bridged organically-sculpturally and with minimal incision into the river. The difference in elevation between the Limmat hiking trails on both sides and the steep embankment to the east allows the alignment of the roadway. Thus the outer dimensions of the structure to meet the requirements of the freeboards and elevations of the ends of the roadway in a natural way, while at the same time allowing very little intervention in the river and floodplain landscape.
The bridge with it´s varied cross-section design, in which areas with cooperating parapet girders alternate with areas with a beam below, posseses a widening of the carriageway towards the middle of the river. Consequently users are offered ever new perspectives of the Limmat, the surrounding floodplain landscape and the urban and agricultural land use further away.
Only two main materials are used in the construction of the bridge: Weather-resistant structural steel is used for the main structure and for the majority of the bridge's railing. Whereby concrete is used for the abutments, the bored piles and the river pier, as well as for a concrete fill in the interior of the bridge hollow body to the west of the river pier.

Project information

Awarded by
Canton of Aargau, Department of Construction, Transport and Environment, Aarau, Switzerland

4th rank, 2021

processed by
Prof. Dr. Andreas Taras
Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Gander
Dr.-Ing. Josef Taferner
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Hahn
Matthias Gebhard

J2M architekten PartGmbB
Bergmeister GmbH
Bergmeister + Partner AG


J2M architekten PartGmbB