New Danube Bridge in Linz

The new Danube Bridge in Linz is a highlight in the company’s history. The floating into position of the 100-metre-long prefabricated bridge sections, in particular, required an incredible degree of expertise. The steel structure with commuter train tracks and vehicle lanes for private transport in addition to bicycle and pedestrian paths is a milestone for the future infrastructure of the Upper Austrian capital.
New Danube|Bridge Linz 1
Delivery scope: Self-anchored suspension bridge, composite bridges for car and tram traffic, including pedestrian and bicycle paths
Weight: 8.430 t
Client : State capital of Linz
Construction time: 2018–2021
Location : Linz, Austria

After 116 years, the old two-track railway bridge over the Danube had exceeded its technical service life and was torn down. Following an international call to tender, the Parisian architectural firm Marc Mimram won out with its aesthetically appealing design. With the completion of the project at the end of 2021, the consortium consisting of MCE, Strabag and Porr provided a significant reduction of congestion in Linz. For unlike the old bridge, the new construction also offers lanes for motorized private transport, footpaths and cycle paths, along with two commuter train tracks. Thus the self-anchored suspension bridge built using the steel composite construction method represents a new landmark for the “Steel City” of Linz not just optically, but strategically too. The implementation of the new Danube Bridge is a debut for MCE GmbH. For the first time, the steel construction company was able to prove its expertise in its home city. Up until this point, MCE had implemented its extensive know-how in major international projects, including in Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka and Ghana.