Erzbahnschwinge - Brücke zur Erzbahntrasse

Erzbahnschwinge - Brücke zur Erzbahntrasse

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  • Martin Donat

    A spectacular entry into the Erzbahntrasse. Architecturally interesting, but above all beautiful to look at and quite practical for cyclists and pedestrians. Actually, the route could also be called the bridge route. On the following kilometers there are still some remarkable bridge constructions ...

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    • December 1, 2017

  • Sebastian

    The 130-meter-long, S-shaped curved suspension bridge impresses with its construction and enables cyclists and pedestrians a spectacular crossing experience at the beginning of the ore track at Gahlenschen Straße in Bochum. The ore rail swing. Photo: RVR / Walter

    The double-curved suspension bridge over the Gahlensche road, since May 2004 it officially bears the name "Erzbahnschwinge", marks the beginning of the Erzbahntrasse on the northwestern plateau of the Westpark. The builder of this outstanding bridge construction, completed in 2003, was the then Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet (today: Regionalverband Ruhr). The design is by the well-known Stuttgart bridge architect Professor Jörg Schlaich.

    The 130-meter-long bridge, designed for cyclists and pedestrians, crosses the situation at this point from the road, railway tracks and pipe bridge. The S-shaped bridge consists of a steel construction braced with cables. Following the curved shape of the superstructure, two 32-meter-high masts inclined to the respective center of the circle were arranged, each carrying one half of the bridge. On guy ropes could be dispensed with, since the two masts are arranged so that the suspension cables connect tangentially, so they are in the center of gravity of the respective bridge half. For additional stabilization, the bases were created below the bridge. The anchoring of the suspension ropes was carried out at the abutments, which were built in the area of ​​the old abutment of the former bridge over the Gahlensche road. Matching the bridge, a sturdy and transparent rope net rail has been developed that does not compromise the appearance of the bridge structure while providing safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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    • July 2, 2017

  • Naturliebhabär 🐻🚶🚴🏼‍♂️🏃

    Swingarm is the right name. Does not look like a bridge that's strong enough to cross, yet it's sturdy.

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    • July 30, 2017

  • Heinz 🚴‍♂️ Sprinter

    One thinks the part has to overturn or collapse. Landmark construction.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • sternkauz

    Great bridge - but the vibrations that cause 1600 cyclists, can be quite irritating.

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    • July 25, 2017

  • Scholtix

    A very interesting bridge for cyclists. It ties the Erzbahntrasse very beautifully to the Bochum Jahrhunderthalle.

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    • June 17, 2018

  • HamiHH

    An impressive bridge at the end of the Erzbahntrasse.

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Erwin Sienknecht

    Interesting architecture, nice area

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    • July 10, 2017

  • FRED

    great bike path has something

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    • May 13, 2018

  • Andreas

    A beautiful bridge!

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    • July 30, 2018

  • HamiHH

    An impressive bridge construction ... part of the Erzbahnradweg

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    • July 13, 2018

  • RadlerJan

    Very nice entry into the Erzbahntrasse with a great bridge.
    More information:
    I'm not from the area, but I know that the Gimberger sickle is at the other end of the Erzbahn line, on the Rhine-Herne Canal.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • timafe

    The route puts you in a good mood up to the Emscher.

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    • May 9, 2020

  • Günther

    The Erzbahntrasse with the great bridges always an experience.
    Best to drive from Bochum (century hall) to Gelsenkirchen Emscher.

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    • May 21, 2019

  • Raleigh63

    Exceptional, peppy and beautiful.

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    • September 4, 2019

  • Mike

    The entrance from the Erzbahntrasse to Westpark, where the Bochum Centennial Hall is also located, is the Erzbahnschwinge. The Erzbahnschwinge is a bridge that leads over a railway line.

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    • August 12, 2020

  • Zero-One

    Nice to go by bike.

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    • June 17, 2018

  • wileyh

    I know the bridge as "Grimberger sickle" - is that wrong?

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    • November 21, 2019

  • André Hildebrand

    Not for people with fear of heights. I found it pretty scary because of the transparent railing (and especially when there was oncoming traffic). The rest of the ore railway line, however, is cleanly paved, unspectacular to drive and is crossed from time to time by normal roads.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Chris

    Nice view of nature

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Manucycle

    A beautiful bridge in a beautiful park!

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Michael Z

    A nice view of the Rhine-Herne Canal.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • der Morry

    Nice entry to the ore railway line

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    • September 6, 2020


    An extraordinary bridge structure right at the beginning of the ore railway line at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum.

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    • November 16, 2020

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