13.11.2018, 10:00 Uhr

Tamina Bridge shortlisted for the Ulrich Finsterwalder Engineering Award 2019

The Bridge across the Tamina valley in the Kanton of St. Gallen in Switzerland is one of five outstanding projects shortlisted for the Ulrich Finsterwalder Engineering Award 2019.

The new infrastructural development of the Tamina Valley in the Kanton of St. Gallen required a valley crossing at a height of 200 m. The basic idea was to span the gorge support-free with an arched construction and to bridge the side spans to the abutments, equally support-free, and with a rigid frame construction. The hybrid supporting structure consisting of arch and frame systems and the innovative implementation as asymmetric main arch are particularly innovative.

Due to the generous arch solution in combination with a support-free overcrossing of the lateral slopes with a rigid frame construction, the supporting points could be reduced to a minimum. The Tamina Bridge is a regional landmark.

The publishing company Ernst & Sohn honors structural engineering constructions with the Ulrich Finsterwalder Award every 2 years since 1988, in order to raise public awareness of the work of civil engineers and their commitment to building culture.

In total, 25 top-class competition entries were submitted from the fields of building construction and bridges, as well as tower structures and energy generation buildings.

The award ceremony will take place at the Deutsches Museum in Munich on 12 February 2019. 


Foto: Tiefbauamt Kanton St. Gallen