A row of Danube bridges in and around Vienna were built by Waagner-Biro. The Donaustadt Bridge, a striking 343m long cable-stayed bridge, is one of the newest of the Danube bridges created by the company. The bridge, designed in the offices of Holzbauer and Marschalek, is a stunning architectural construction, which, especially at night when it’s illuminated, has a powerful effect on those viewing it.
The bridge initially fulfilled the role of a substitute bridge to carry traffic during the reconstruction of the Prated Bridge.
The City of Vienna, however, thought that the bridge could become part of the city’s subway network, which was why it was already configured for use as a railway bridge during the planning phase. The city’s U2 subway line now runs across the Donaustadt Bridge.
The cable-stayed bridge with its crest-shaped pylon head has a main span of 186m, and its design includes a steel carrier trek, an orthotropic plate and a 75m high steel A-pylon.
Facts & Figures
- Business area
- Bridge Construction
- Project Type
- Cable-Stayed Bridges
- Magistrat der Stadt Wien, MA 29