Launching of Railway Bridge over Teltow Canal

Bridge brought into its final position by longitudinal launching via pontoon

Deutsche Bahn is currently upgrading the railway line between Berlin and Dresden for high-speed trains. In the course of this project, the long-distance train connection between Berlin Südkreuz and Blankenfelde is reestablished to two tracks. On this line – south of regional train station Attilastrasse – is the bridge over Teltow Canal which currently brings two regional train tracks over the canal. The line upgrade requires a second, two-tracked bridge which will hold the two long-distance train tracks. The new bridge crosses the canal as well as the path along the canal. It consists of two subsequently arranged superstructures with a total length of around 84 metres.

On 7 September, the exciting launching of the bridge took place. Via a pontoon the tide-arch bridge was transversally launched over Teltow canal until it reached its final position.

The construction company Hentschke Bau GmbH contracted SSF for final design of the foreland bridge as well as of the tide-arch bridge including substructures.