sculptural bridge design

Tobias Rehberger and Schlaich Bergermann & Partner designed a sculptural pedestrian bridge project called Slinky Springs to Fame located in Oberhausen, Germany.

The name is derived from the inspiration of the design, the Slinky spring created in the 1940s by Richard James.

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Slinky Springs to Fame by Tobias Rehberger and Schlaich Bergermann & Partner:

The elegant pedestrian bridge over the Rhine-Herne Canal is part of the project “EMSCHERKUNST .2010 “: according to the concept of the artist Tobias Rehberger combines a colored ribbon, wrapped in a light, vibrating spiral, two existing parks.The lightness of this design is created by the reduced to a minimum structure of the stress ribbon bridge. Two sheet-metal strips of high-strength steel are passed over the channel inclined supports, the resultant tensile force is transferred via outer vertical tendons in strong abutment. Serve as a tread screwed precast concrete, where the railing and spiral attached. The resilient plastic lining the sidewalk as well as the color and rhythm of concrete lining enhance the dynamic experience of the bridge. Railing made ​​of steel posts and cable nets contribute effectively to dampen vibrations of this living bridge at. 

Overall length: 406 m length of the ramps 130 and 170 m span: 20 m – 66 m – 20 m (Spannbandbrücke) : 10 m (overpasses) Bridge width: 2, 67 m bridge surface: 1.085 m² over height: 12 cm (strap), 25 cm (ramps).


Photos by Roman Mensing, Schlaich Bergermann & Partner


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