Rethe Bridge

With a span of 104.20 metres, the Rethe Bridge is Europe’s largest bascule bridge. It increases the passage width for shipping traffic from 20 to 64 metres. The road and port railway traffic are allocated to separate superstructures. Based on its innovative design, the Rethe Bridge was distinguished with the 2020 German Bridge Construction Prize.
Opened Rethe Bridge at the Hamburg harbour
Awarded: The 2020 German Bridge Construction Prize
Delivery scope: Double-track bascule bridge for road and port railway, planning, production and assembly of the steel construction incl. corrosion protection
Weight: 2.455 t
Client: Hamburg Port Authority
Construction time: 2010–2017
Location: Hamburg, Germany