Without any trouble, completely according to plan, today the first lift of the new bascule bridge to Ołowianka Island in Gdansk was carried out. The construction is nearly to its end and the bridge is to be opened to public as scheduled on 17th of June.
After a successful construction-tender, carried out in May 2016, the construction of the new bascule footbridge, between Gdansk old town center and Olowianka Island, started in June this year. The bridge will be build acoording the design produced by Ponting, winning the international design competition in 2012 among 68 other competitors from arround the world. According to the authorities the construction should be completed by end of May 2017.
Together with IGS Ingenieure GmbH, Ponting started to design the city bridge in Coburg. This is to be the first bridge, designed by Ponting, to be built on german soil. The design started in march 2016, the tender for the construction is to be announced in september 2016 and the bridge should be finished and open to traffic in summer/autumn 2017. The design presents a pre-stressed, concrete, integral, composit, frame structure with prefabricated beams and cast in place superstructure slab. The clear span of the, deep founded (piles D=120 cm),bridge, ammounts 25 m, total area ca. 700 m2.