Elster Bridge Osendorf

Osendorf, Germany
Stadt Halle (Saale)
Planning period
2015 / 2016
Span widths
21 m
Project planning § 43: Lph 1-6, 8, HZ III; Structural engineering § 51: Lph 2-6, HZ III; Draft survey Lph 1-4

Special Services:

1. Coordination of soil investigation

2. Planning of traffic management measures and traffic diversion

3. Coordinator for safety and health matters during construction period and preparation of safety and health plan

4. Local construction supervision

The bridge traverses the river White Elster and connects Osendorf and NSG Burgholz.

The viaduct next to Osendorf is the first bridge project using the VFT®-WIB construction method in Germany with a hot-dip galvanized steel structure. The fatigue resistance of the steel structure under dynamic loads was already clarified on the basis of several research projects. The construction method is suitable to protect the steel by hot-dip galvanizing. The external reinforcement made out of halved rolled sections contains only a small ratio of residual stresses. The steel girders are easy to handle with a length up to 16 meters.

The Elster bridge ist a single span bridge. The bridge's superstructures consists of two VFT®-WIB with a hot-dip galvanized steel structure and has a span width of 21 meters.