New Bridge to Replace the Elsen Bridge in Berlin

The Elsen Bridge (Elsenbrücke) crosses the River Spree in the course of Elsenstrasse/Markgrafendamm (trunk road B 96a), and with its traffic volume of approx. 50,000 vehicles/24 hrs. it is an important transport connection between the districts of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Treptow-Köpenick in Berlin. The three-span bridge is approximately 185 meters long, 34.60 meters wide and has two separate overhanging structures. The bridge was built in the 1960s as a pre-stressed concrete structure. As used until the end of 2018, it had three vehicle lanes in each direction and a separate bicycle lane and footpath. The central span is used as a shipping lane on the river.

In an inspection of the bridge in August 2018, a roughly 25 meter long crack was detected in the eastern overhang on the outer side of the main support girder. As a result of the subsequent analysis of the damage, the eastern overhang structure was blocked for traffic. A renovation and repair of the overhang structure is not technically and economically feasible. This means that plans must be made for demolition, for a temporary structure for traffic during the construction phase and for a new replacement bridge, and that these plans must then be implemented.

Added value

  • Project communication management
  • Design review

Project data

Client :

Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection of the German capital Berlin

Project term :

January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2030

Individual services

  • Cost/schedule controls
  • Project steering
  • Site development management

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