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The Baakenhafen Bridge is a 170-m long, 21 m wide and 2,300 t trapezoidal frame bridge with V pillars. It has been the largest bridge construction project in HafenCity so far, which also marks the beginning of the development of eastern HafenCity.
The structure was designed by the London architecture firm, Wilkinson Eyre together with the engineering company Happold (Berlin branch) with three lanes dedicated to road traffic. Cyclists can also easily cross the bridge on both sides of the roadway.
The middle section of the bridge is movable, in order to enable large ships to travel through Baakenhafen.
In 2014, the bridge was nominated for the German Bridge Construction Award.
mageba supplied the following products for this sleek bridge:
• 4 LASTO-BLOCK elastomeric bearings of the types fixed, guided-sliding and free-sliding
• 4 RESTON-SPHERICAL spherical bearings with high-quality ROBO®SLIDE sliding material of the types fixed, guided-sliding and free-sliding
• 26 m of TENSA-MAT type T80 mat joint
• 53 m of TENSA-MAT type T160 mat joint
LASTO-BLOCK elastomeric bearings, RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings, TENSA-MAT T80 and T160 mat joints
Trapezoidal frame bridge with V supports
HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
Wilkinson Eyre / James Eyre, Happold Ingenieurbüro GmbH