Grimberger Sichel

Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 1062 out of 1126 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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    • 01/19/2017

  • Jowes

    The design of the bridge is great.

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    • 03/26/2017

  • Radler07

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

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    • 03/08/2017

  • Maik

    A very nice view from the bridge.

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    • 06/11/2017

  • Henne

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

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    • 09/02/2018

  • 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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    • 08/27/2018

  • Andreas

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

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    • 07/30/2018

  • Der 100 % Radler

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

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    • 09/23/2018

  • 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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    • 03/31/2019

  • ticon

    One of the most beautiful bridges over the canal.

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    • 05/27/2018

  • Zero-One

    Nice bridge with a great view.

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    • 06/17/2018

  • 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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    • 07/11/2018

  • HamiHH

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

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    • 07/17/2018

  • Thomas

    beautiful bridge, impressive shape

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    • 08/10/2018

  • Björn

    Great view of the canal and the ZOOM Erlebniswelt.

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    • 05/01/2019

  • chilifish

    Good place to cross the canal spectacularly.

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    • 05/27/2019

  • Andre04

    Always nice to drive over there. Top design!

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    • 05/29/2019

  • Sebastian

    Along the Ruhr is just beautiful. Highly recommended.

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    • 05/07/2018

  • Icke Mamadopoulos

    This feeling when crossing the bridge ....

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    • 07/14/2018

  • Warenkatalog

    Great architecture. One thinks to float above the water.

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    • 06/10/2019

  • Wurzel

    Looks very good!

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    • 07/07/2019

  • Jürgen

    No gradient and good service at the finish

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    • 07/07/2019

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


  • Elevation40 m

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