Bridge con­struc­tion

Modern bridge construction is a crucial element of planning infrastructure that is viable for the future. Alongside functionality, the focus is also on sustainability and architectural integration into the urban or rural landscape. For this, we are your comprehensive partner. From planning, to production of individual bridge components, to final assembly, we implement your bridges on time and with an efficient use of resources. To do so, we always rely on the latest technology, which we utilize in a customized manner to meet your individual needs. The building material of steel allows us this freedom.

Steel suspension bridge over a river

Bridge construction is our core competenc

Fixed bridges
Fixed bridges are divided into three structural types: arch, suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Whether for pedestrians, motorways or railways, fixed bridges represent the majority of constructed bridges. An example thereof is the new Danube Bridge in Linz. This self-anchored suspension bridge marries all the modern standards of a bridge in one. Built as a composite bridge for car and tram traffic complete with pedestrian and cycle paths, it also stands out as an impressive new landmark of the
Moveable bridges
Moveable bridges are used primarily for crossing waterways or harbour entrances, in order to ensure seamless shipping traffic. A prime example of this is the Rethe Bridge in Hamburg. This bascule bridge, which was honoured with the German Steel Design Award, represents an important infrastructural intersection at the port of Hamburg. As part of the “Rethe Bridge Consortium”, MCE GmbH provided the planning, fabrication and assembly of the steel constructions.
Modular bridges
To meet the need for low-maintenance bridge constructions in developing and emerging countries in particular, MCE has developed a new system of “modular bridges” over a process of many years. The design is based on the economic construction of composite bridges corresponding to the state of the art. The modular structure allows for the individual components to be used for both single-span and multi-span bridges.
Fixed bridges
Fixed bridges are divided into three structural types: arch, suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Whether for pedestrians, motorways or railways, fixed bridges represent the majority of constructed bridges. An example thereof is the new Danube Bridge in Linz. This self-anchored suspension bridge marries all the modern standards of a bridge in one. Built as a composite bridge for car and tram traffic complete with pedestrian and cycle paths, it also stands out as an impressive new landmark of the
Moveable bridges
Moveable bridges are used primarily for crossing waterways or harbour entrances, in order to ensure seamless shipping traffic. A prime example of this is the Rethe Bridge in Hamburg. This bascule bridge, which was honoured with the German Steel Design Award, represents an important infrastructural intersection at the port of Hamburg. As part of the “Rethe Bridge Consortium”, MCE GmbH provided the planning, fabrication and assembly of the steel constructions.
Modular bridges
To meet the need for low-maintenance bridge constructions in developing and emerging countries in particular, MCE has developed a new system of “modular bridges” over a process of many years. The design is based on the economic construction of composite bridges corresponding to the state of the art. The modular structure allows for the individual components to be used for both single-span and multi-span bridges.
Fixed bridge for rail transport
Dual-arm bascule bridge over a river
Modular bridge component
Bridge con­struc­tion

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.
Bridge con­struc­tion

Pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Raunheim oil harbour

The s-shaped pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the oil harbour in Raunheim closes one of the last gaps in the network of cycle paths to the left of the river Main between Frankfurt and Mainz. The l-shaped geometry of the bridge does justice both to the safety requirements of the Frankfurt Airport large tank storage depot and to the visual connection from the superstructure over the Main into the surrounding nature
Bridge con­struc­tion

Ostbahn Flughafen­schnellbahn connection

The roughly 2.1 kilometre-long connecting loop between the Ostbahn and Flughafenschnellbahn railways connects Vienna’s airport directly to its central station. The 585-metre-long chain of bridges in the central marshalling yard section consists of two bridges. With this connection between the Ostbahn and Flughafenschnellbahn railways, MCE built the first network arch bridges in the ÖBB’s rail network.
Bridge con­struc­tion

Neckar Bridge Zwingenberg

The new construction of the Neckar Bridge is a major contribution to the improvement of the infrastructure within the municipal district, but the neighbouring districts and the entire administrative district also profit from the creation of a connection that can withstand any weather conditions as part of the Neckar network of cycling paths. The bridge replaces the previously used ferry and gives cyclists an easy connection to continue their journey on the southern Neckar Valley Cycle Path.
Bridge con­struc­tion

BAB A30 motor­way bridges Bad Oeynhausen

Relief for one of Europe’s most congested regions. As part of the closing of the BAB A30 gap around Bad Oeynhausen, striking bridges were erected at the eastern and western ends for crossing the river Werre. Despite the varying topographical conditions, both bridges exhibit an uniform design concept and integrate harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.
Bridge con­struc­tion

Viaduct M8 motor­way bridge

Viaduct M8 near Szentgotthárd represents an important connecting section for Hungarian-Austrian border traffic. As a new transit hub, it enables fast and undisrupted transit for travellers and the transport of goods between Graz and the south-west of Hungary. The structure, weighing in at 1,050 tonnes, was implemented by MCE from 2018 to 2020.
Bridge con­struc­tion

Lochkov motor­way bridge

To advance and alleviate private transport in Prague, MCE conceptualized and produced the “Lochkovský most” bridge for the motorway bypass of the Czech capital. The 64-metre-high structure is the highest bridge in Prague. Above the steel components is a bridge deck made of reinforced concrete, which is borne by transverse tubular stays with a diameter of 406 millimetres. 
Bridge con­struc­tion

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.
Bridge con­struc­tion

Nesser­lander lock

The bascule bridge in the harbour area of Emden crosses over the road “An der Nesserlander Schleuse” above the shipping passage between the outer and inner harbours. After 100 years of operation, the bridge, which was originally inaugurated in 1888, underwent a total renovation and redesign. The new bridge opens and closes within 90 seconds.
Bridge con­struc­tion

Recon­struction of the Koch­chikade Bridge

The new construction of the Kochchikade Bridge using a composite steel deck replaces the old double-lane bridge across the Maha Oya River, which was erected in 1936. The new construction of the bridge, for which MCE took charge of everything from the project development to the turnkey handover, improves the transport infrastructure in the region with lasting effect, given that the route to the north is one of the most important along the east coast of Sri Lanka.
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Steel construction of the pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Raunheim oil harbour
Side view of the bridge
Steel cable construction for the bridge over the Neckar valley at Zwingenberg
The bridge over the BAB A30 at Bad Oeynhausen
Supporting structure of the Szentgotthárd valley bridge
Lochkov motorway bridge 2
Opened Rethe Bridge at the Hamburg harbour
Opened Nesserlander lock in Emden
Reconstruction of the Kochchikade Bridge
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