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Titanium RT suspension bridge

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Titanium RT suspension bridge

As factors such as safety, reliability and durability were particularly important to the customer, FATZER AG was commissioned to manufacture the load-bearing and thus most important element for this new world record: the entire footbridge, weighing 118 tons, is suspended from 4 fully locked steel cables, each with diameters of 65 millimeters. The suspension bridge runs parallel to the 415-meter-long crown of the Rappbode Dam at a height of around 100 meters and is thus in good company in terms of the record. The 106 meter high dam is the highest in Germany. The biggest challenge during the construction phase was to pull the 13-ton ropes over the water of the Rappboden dam at a height of around 100 meters. A material ropeway was specially developed for this purpose, which was able to carry these loads. A trolley was used to pull the four fully locked steel cables across the lake on the already tensioned assembly ropes. The bridge is anchored in the slate rocks on both sides of the valley with 947 tons of tractive force.

4x VVS ø65 mm (à 459m)

2x OSS Ø36mm (à 361m)