Grimberger Sichel

Grimberger Sichel

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Recommended by 3687 out of 3892 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

    Architecture on the canal and the proof is not always a straight line the direct way to the people.

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    • March 6, 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

  • HamiHH

    A beautiful route along the Rhine-Herne Canal.

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Maik

    A very nice view from the bridge.

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    • June 11, 2017

  • Martin

    Ship lift Henrichenburg
    Coal mine Ewald

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    • November 2, 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

  • 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

  • Ruhrpott Kettentreiber Essen

    Nice tour with great views and in 5 minutes in the harbor, there is one of the best ice cream shops far and wide delicious and affordable price 😋👍

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Burkhard 🚴‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️

    Beautiful bridge over the Rhine-Herne canal. Futuristic and functional.

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    • September 7, 2019

  • Der 100 % Radler

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

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    • September 23, 2018

  • Jachim

    Interesting bridge construction over the Rhine-Herne canal

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    • April 23, 2019

  • Jowes

    The design of the bridge is great.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Thorsten G

    One piece can be seen in the bear enclosure.

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    • April 24, 2018

  • ticon

    One of the most beautiful bridges over the canal.

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    • May 27, 2018

  • Sternchen79

    Interesting bridge over the Rhine-Herne Canal. I always enjoy cycling there.

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Andreas

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

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    • July 30, 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

  • 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

  • Thomas

    beautiful bridge, impressive shape

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    • August 10, 2018

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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