New "Copper Bridge" slid into place.
27.06.2019 – Last Thursday, at Aurubis AG in Hamburg’s Veddel district, the new "Road Bridge 4" – planned by us – was slid into place over the Müggenburger Canal. Soon, many thousands of heavily-laden trucks will roll over the bridge on their way through the copper manufacturer’s factory site.
Firstly the steel bowstring bridge was almost completely pre-assembled on the southern bank of the canal, in order to be then slid over the 65 metre wide canal in a one-day operation with the aid of a heavy crane, several heavy-duty trucks and a slide track. Subsequently, prefabricated concrete components will now be placed over the steel skeleton of the bridge and the road deck cemented. The bridge will be open for traffic in about one month.