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Pedestrian bridge Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven | 2009
Nominated for the German Bridge Award 2010
"Bridging the gap" | Competition winner 2003
Centrally located pedestrian bridge between Columbuscenter/Hafenpassage and Klimahaus/Mediterraneum, which are commercially orientated centers and attract the public. This crossing of the old port is protected against the weather and is the only connection of this kind between the city center and the new port area. All the other bridges are open and unprotected. The glazed bridge is a pulsating arterial road for the pedestrians between the Columbuscenter and the Klimahalle/Mediterraneum and is ideally continued on to the Weser as an open sea bridge. This perfectly expresses the transition from the high density of the city to the open landform on the Weser. The glazed roofing of the bus parking spaces is connected to the vertical accesses to the bridge and thereby protects the pedestrian from the weather. The flexibility of the bridge is an attraction as well as the rotating function of an entirely glazed channel. This bridge with these individual technical and design features adds to the vast variety of other types of bridges. This load-bearing steel construction is held by a few load-bearing girders integrated into the fixed part of the bridge, because it can bridge quite a span length being an inflexible beam. The few stilts stress out the appearance of a 'light bridging'. The visible rotating axle can be recognized even when closed at the expanded elements of the bridge channel. The profile is derived from a cut ellipse and creates an intense perspective.
General planning: WTM Engineers | Photos: © Daniel Sumesgutner

Client: BEAN GmbH

Awards:
- Deutscher Fassadenpreis für VHF 2010 | Nominierung 
- European Steel Bridges Awards 2010 - ECCS | Certificate of Merit
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