Detailed Design for the Rhine Bridge Leverkusen
On February 8, Autobahn GmbH des Bundes awarded the contract for the further construction of the Rhine bridge in Leverkusen. The contract was awarded to the bidding consortium consisting of SEH Engineering, Eiffage Métal, Hochtief, Iemants and Max Bögl. LAP has been contracted by the bidding consortium with the detailed design for the superstructure of the cable-stayed bridge.
The decision to award the contract to the bidding consortium was made at the end of January 2021, as the consortium once again submitted the most favorable bid in the second round of the bidding process with a gross amount of EUR 216 million.
The construction contract covers the completion of the first section of the Leverkusen Rhine Bridge, which was started in 2018. This is being built to the north of the old Rhine bridge and is expected to accommodate all traffic on the A1 from the end of 2023. All vehicles, especially all trucks, will then be able to cross the Rhine again.
The previous construction contract was cancelled in April 2020 by the Strassenbau NRW due to alleged defects in the steel construction. The foundations and piers already built will continue to be used.
After the opening of the bridge, which is 1,068 meters long in total, the old Rhine bridge will be demolished and another new structure will be built in its place. After completion of the second section, traffic on the A1 will then have four lanes in each direction in the widened section between Cologne-Niehl and Leverkusen-West.