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Saale-Elster Viaduct

Germany

This rail junction is the biggest railway construction site in Germany since the Lehrter Bahnhof station in Berlin, and was commenced simultaneously in several different sections using 3 sets of launching-girder equipment.

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Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct
Saale-Elster Viaduct

Project data

Year of completion
2012
Project duration
48 Months
Country
Germany
Address
Halle an der Saale
Contractors
JV "ARGE Saale-Elster" (Gerdum & Breuer, Hochtief, Adam Hörnig)
Structure
Bridge
Type of structure
Launching-girder equipment

Bridge deck/superstructure

Construction method
Straight
Overall length of bridge
6465 m
Number of spans
191
Longest span
44 m
Number of piers
190
Width of bridge (superstructure)
13.90 m
Height of bridge (up to top edge of superstructure)
4 m
Length of concreting section
51 m
Number of casting sections
138
Cycle time
30 -day cycle