Grimberger Sichel

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Recommended by 1749 out of 1856 cyclists


  • Oliver

    Get on your bike at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, cycle on the Erzbahn route to the Zoom Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen and then continue on the tour through the Emscherbruch up to the Hoheward heap in the district of Recklinghausen: The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Rhein-Herne canal at the harbor Grimberg makes that possible. It connects the recreational areas north and south of the canal directly and without long detours.

    The asymmetrical steel construction, whose name Grimberger Sichel was found at a public competition, crosses the canal in a semicircular arc on the western edge of the harbor. Suspended only by a 48 meter high steel pylon on the north side of the canal, the curved bridge has a span of around 150 meters. The northern, 37-meter long ramp is formed by concrete retaining walls, the southern, 34-meter-long ramp was made as an earth dam. More than 600 cubic meters of concrete and 235 meters of large bored piles for the abutments as well as 400 tons of steel and 465 meters of rope for the suspended structure were used.

    The bridge was awarded the 2010 European Steel Bridges Award by the European Steel Construction Convention. This honors outstanding steel bridge constructions in Europe.

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Radler07

    About the channel the Blue Ribbon in the area today lead many extraordinary bridges like this one.

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    • March 8, 2017

  • Jowes

    The design of the bridge is great.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Maik

    A very nice view from the bridge.

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    • June 11, 2017

  • Henner

    This bridge is by their construction simply an eye-catcher, as it hangs only on a large pillar and swings over the Rhine-Herne-channel.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Henne

    Great view on the bridge and you have a slightly floating feeling. Really strong :-D

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Der 100 % Radler

    Interestingly designed crossing over the Rhine Herne canal with a good view.

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    • September 23, 2018

  • Sissi

    Modern bridge over the Rhine - Herne canal. At the same time it is a nice connection for all bike lovers who want to go from the Erzbahn towards Haldenpark Hohewart, old settlement Westerholt or further in the Haard.

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    • March 31, 2019

  • ticon

    One of the most beautiful bridges over the canal.

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    • May 27, 2018

  • Andreas

    The view is worth it, you can look up to the Zoom Zoo.

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    • July 30, 2018

  • Thorsten G

    One piece can be seen in the bear enclosure.

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    • April 24, 2018

  • Zero-One

    Nice bridge with a great view.

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    • June 17, 2018

  • Christian

    The Sickle Bridge is certainly worth a look, even better are the bike paths there. Well, and while you're there, you can also make a little break and watch the action there. :-)

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    • July 11, 2018

  • Thomas

    beautiful bridge, impressive shape

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    • August 10, 2018

  • Björn

    Great view of the canal and the ZOOM Erlebniswelt.

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    • May 1, 2019

  • chilifish

    Good place to cross the canal spectacularly.

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    • May 27, 2019

  • Icke Mamadopoulos

    This feeling when crossing the bridge ....

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    • July 14, 2018

  • HamiHH

    A nice curved bike bridge, but not for cyclists with vertigo ;-)

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Andre04

    Always nice to drive over there. Top design!

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    • May 29, 2019

  • Joergel04

    Connection to the route Rtg. Bochum's century hall or Zeche Zollverein

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    • July 27, 2019

  • Sebastian

    Along the Ruhr is just beautiful. Highly recommended.

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    • May 7, 2018

  • Warenkatalog

    Great architecture. One thinks to float above the water.

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Jürgen

    No gradient and good service at the finish

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    • July 7, 2019

  • Wurzel

    Looks very good!

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    • July 7, 2019

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Location: Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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