Rhine River Crossings
between Lake Constance and the Dutch Border
Some very interesting Rhine bridges that also cross the Franco-German border were built in the last decade but the bridges over the Rhine have to offer a fascinating diversity that displays all the variety there is in bridge design. Fritz Leonhardt designed may of the bridges in DÃ¼sseldorf, Cologne and other cities, Marc Mimram built one of the more recent ones. Plenty of other bridge engineers have contributed to the plethora of bridge types spanning this river: all variations of cable-stayed bridges, arches, trusses, the first balanced cantilever bridges or hybrid structures. Nearly any conceivable bridge type can be found on the Rhine which is crossed by a large number of roads, railroads, footpaths and cycleways. It is the perfect collection to show how the same general engineering problem can be solved in unconceivably many ways.