Award Winning Citadelle bridge between France and Germany - continued
Built under the project ownership of the Compagnie des Tansports Strasbourgeois (CTS), the Citadelle Bridge is part of the plan to extend the Strasbourg LRT line D to the German border town of Kehl.
Every abutment was created below ground with 395 m² of formwork, with a further 118 m² above ground
It was designed to enable trams to cross the Vauban docks, without affecting the waterway gauge, and ultimately arrive in the town of Kehl. It was built by the GTM Hallé/Eiffage Construction Métallique business grouping.
Delivered at the end of the summer and due for commissioning in April 2017, the Citadelle Bridge will allow the tram and soft transport modes (pedestrians and cycles) to gain access to the future Deux Rives development park to be built on the former site of the Strasbourg port and which is currently in planning stage.
EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION is responsible for ‘Extension East Tramline D’ and has opted to rent the Paschal LOGO.3 formwork system. GTM-Halle who were responsible for the two bridge foundations and two abutments, also rented Paschal LOGO.3 and their Modular formwork system.
The first bridge will span the Vauban Basin. Here, GTM-HALLE is using Paschal formwork systems to construct two bridge foundations and two abutments to absorb the forces applied by the diagonal curved section of track.
On this section of track, extending over a distance of 2.6 kilometres, five tram stops are planned.
When this rail bridge was upgraded to handle TGV/ICE trains (high-speed trains) the width of the bridge span was increased to such an extent that the tram line can be routed underneath it.
‘Extension East Tramline D’
To lower the height of the tramline, a comprehensive range of underground construction and structural engineering services was provided by EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION.