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Remisenstrasse overpass

Facts and Figures
Principal SBB AG
Location Zurich - Switzerland
Type Bridge construction
Runtime 05.2016 - 05.2017

A new bridge overnight.

The goal of this project was to demolish the existing railway bridge over the Remisenstrasse in Zurich, and to replace it with a new bridge and an auxiliary bridge. In order to avoid interruptions to rail and road traffic, the team prefabricated the two required sections of bridge on-site adjacent to the intended location, and then lifted them into position.

Just one night saw the complete "showdown" for this one-year project. Both 170 tonne elements were individually moved by one of the largest tracked cranes in Switzerland, positioned with millimetric precision, and joined with quick-setting concrete. In May 2017, this bridge project was rated first-class by the client, Swiss Federal Railways.