Fibre reinforced ultra-high performance concrete for bridge engineering: first-time use in Germany

High-tech concrete of great resilience and long lifecycle

Over six metres, the new railway bridge spans the Dürnbach stream in Gmund am Tegernsee – the first structure of its kind in Germany made of ultra-high performance concrete UHPC. Setting the structure at the beginning of August 2019 on the railway line Schaftlach to Gmund, marks the completion of a successful cooperation between the Technical University Munich TUM, SSF Ingenieure and other project partners.


Professor Oliver Fischer, head of the Chair of Concrete and Masonry Structures at TUM, has been researching this innovative material for many years and gave the impetus to use ultra-high performance concrete for the new structure in Gmund. SSF Ingenieure signed responsible for project planning (final design) and structural engineering (approval and final design, preparation of tenders)). At the same chair, Dr Thomas Lechner, responsible project manager at SSF Ingenieure, had already written his thesis about the use of high performance materials in civil engineering and, in the context of this project, had the opportunity to put into practice his gained knowledge.


Read more on the subject of ultra-high performance concrete in our newest Team Magazine “We know engineering” on page 30. (german version)