You are on PERI's international website. Click here to switch to PERI USA. Click here to view all PERI websites.

Canal bridge over the river Elbe, Germany

Canal bridge over the river Elbe, waterway junction Magdeburg, Germany - The 17 monumental piers of the foreland bridge are characterised by positioned tie points, dummy joints, clearly defined recesses and geometry resembling the shape of a ship´s bow. The contractor also used VARIO GT 24 wall formwork here and achieved excellent concrete surfaces.
Canal bridge over the river Elbe, waterway junction Magdeburg, Germany - The abutments of the river bridge were constructed using VARIO GT 24 and TRIO wall formwork systems, KG climbing system along with the MULTIPROP system.

Project data

Location: Magedeburg, Germany

  • longest canal bridge in Europe as connection between the two canals Elbe-Havel-Kanal and Mittellandkanal
  • structure: foreland bridge; 690 m long, 34 m wide
  • structure: river bridge; 228 m long

Requirements

  • fabrication of 17 piers rounded like ship bows
  • fair-faced concrete with smooth, light-coloured surface and defined plywood joints and tie layouts

Customer

ARGE Kanalbrücke Magdeburg
Bilfinger Berger Bau AG; Dillinger Stahlbau GmbH; Bilfinger Berger, Schalungsbau Roxheim

Customer's benefit

  • cycle fabrication of the foreland piers
  • high surface quality

PERI solution

  • VARIO solution for the 17 foreland piers with freely selectable tie positions and acid-proof birch panel
  • climbing formwork for both river piers with 7 sections and concreting heights between 2.45 and 2.87 m
  • VARIO wall formwork elements delivered in a preassembled manner