After 116 years, the old two-lane railway bridge over the Danube had exceeded its technical lifespan and was demolished. Following an international tender, the Parisian architectural firm Marc Mimram prevailed with their aesthetically appealing design. With its completion at the end of 2021, the consortium consisting of MCE, Strabag, and Porr ensures significant traffic relief in Linz. Compared to the old bridge, the new structure also provides lanes for motorized individual traffic, pedestrian and bicycle paths, as well as two S-Bahn tracks. Thus, the cable-stayed bridge in composite steel construction not only represents a new landmark for the “Steel City” of Linz visually, but also strategically. The realization of the New Danube Bridge is a premiere for MCE GmbH. For the first time, the steel construction company can demonstrate its expertise in its home country. Until now, the Linz-based company has applied its extensive know-how in large-scale projects internationally, including Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka and Ghana.
cable-stayed bridge designed for both car and tram traffic including pedestrian and bicycle paths
Provincial Capital City of Linz