Cycle path bridge, Meilen

Client Tiefbauamt Kanton Zürich
Planning 1997-1998
Execution 1998
Construction cost 0.8 Mio. Fr.
Services Structure and excavation:
Design phase
Tender documentation phase
Execution Phase (including construction management)
Photos Lüchinger+Meyer
Topics InfrastructureStructural steelworkBridgesConcrete constructionFair faced concrete

An innovative composite structure carries the regional cycle path over the “Bergstrasse” road in Meilen. The bridge, which acts as a three-span beam, has a total length of 45 metres. The main structure comprises two trusses made of steel tubes slotted into each other and welded together. The 3-metre-wide and 20-cm-thick concrete slab, which is fixed rigidly at 1.6-metre intervals to the steel trusses via brackets, provides the necessary stability for the bridge. The ends of the bridge are supported on solid concrete abutments.