Severin Bridge, Cologne, Germany

Fritz Leonhardt in collaboration with Gerd Lohmer
Date Built
Completed 1959
Across the Rhine at Cologne
The Severin Bridge was the first new bridge built across the Rhine at Cologne after World War II.  It features a triangular tower that rises to 77.2 metres.

From the tower a series of steel cables support a steel girder deck that is 691 metres long and 29.5 metres wide.

The deck carries cars, trams and pedestrian traffic across the river.

A total of 8,300 tons of steel were used in its construction.

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