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HOCHTIEF wins EUR 500 million contract for new A40 Rhine Bridge

Essen
18.05.2020


HOCHTIEF has been awarded the contract to build the replacement of the A40 Rhine Bridge in Duisburg-Neuenkamp with a total volume of approximately   EUR 500 million. The Group will deliver Germany’s longest free-spanning cable-stayed bridge as technical leader of a joint venture. The client is state-owned highway planning and construction company Deutsche Einheit Fernstraßenplanungs- und -bau GmbH (Deges).

The contract includes construction of a 802-meter-long cable-stayed bridge with two pylons that will be set up at a distance of 380 meters from each other. The project also comprises construction of connecting highway sections. The construction works are scheduled to start early in June and, according to today’s planning status, to be completed in 2026.

“With this project, we make an important contribution to renewing the transportation infrastructure on a main traffic artery in Germany,” said HOCHTIEF CEO Marcelino Fernández Verdes.

The bridge building experts of HOCHTIEF are involved in a large number of major projects in Germany. In North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, HOCHTIEF is currently replacing the Lennetal Bridge in Hagen on the A45 highway as well as the Schwelmetal Bridge in Wuppertal on the A1. On the A6 near Heilbronn in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Group is building the Neckartal Bridge. As part of the A7 extension in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, HOCHTIEF has newly constructed the Langenfelde Bridge.

Visualization of the project: https://mmdb.hochtief.de/pinaccess/showpin.do?pinCode=48IGdYWNG5A5
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Visualization of the construction progress: https://youtu.be/fXCaKPjaxG0
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