Cable Stayed Bridge Between Frankenroda and Ebenshausen

Cycle Bridge in Werratal

Client: District of Wartburg

Year of construction: 2011

Structural calculation: HSW Ingenieure, Bad Oeynhausen

Length: 104,25 m
Width: 3,00 m

Structure: Four-part trough bridge with two steel pylons and connecting rods. Side cladding made of larch, upper side protected with titanium zinc sheet. The decking is mastic asphalt.

Our service: Consultancy timber structure, project management during execution and installation


In line with an economic stimulus package the Werratal cicyle path was expanded. Along a former railway route now the cycle path leads to a new timber bridge. The combination of trough and pylon construction with laminated timber beams was very suitable in this case and it is attractive both in economic and in visual matters. The blue pylons are similar to the "Sister bridge" in Ebenhausen. The abutments of the old railaway bridge were reused for the bridge. Alternatives, such as a concrete bridge design, would have been too heavy.