ICE Bridges

Contractor
Philipp Holzmann AG, Frankfurt am Main/Germany (Fulda Valley Bridge)
I.G. Müller, Wetzlar/Germany (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)

Planning time
1985 (Fulda Valley Bridge)
1986 − 1987 (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)

Construction time
1986 − 1987 (Fulda Valley Bridge)
1987 − 1989 (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (Fulda Valley Bridge)
Special design
Structural engineering
Project management
Technical consultancy for the site management (Mülmisch Valley Bridge/Pfieffe Valley Bridge)

Engineer of record
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Georg Reinke (at Harries + Kinkel, Neu-Isenburg/Germany)

Client
DB Deutsche Bundesbahn, Frankfurt am Main/Germany

In the course of the construction of a new railway line for the high-speed train ICE, various wide spanning bridges had to be built to cross deep river valleys. Due to the speed of the ICE trains these bridges are subject to extreme loads. Special care had to be taken of these loads when engineering the filigree bridges.

The bridges were calculated by Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Reinke during his time at Harries + Kinkel.