Dietlikon/Cologne, 20 February 2018 - The City of Cologne's Office for Bridges, Tunnels and City Rail has awarded Implenia the contract for the total renovation of the Mülheimer Bridge in the north of Cologne. The contract is worth EUR 137 million (approximately CHF 160 million).
The bridge across the Rhine was built in 1951 and consists of four individual structures that Implenia will either rebuild or repair from the ground up and reinforce. Around a kilometre in length, the bridge carries four lanes of traffic plus extra lanes for local public transport. Two of the four bridge structures - the Deichbrücke and the ramp on the right bank of the Rhine - are being demolished and rebuilt. The other structures - the Strombrücke and the Flutbrücke - are being repaired and reinforced. The contract also includes resurfacing the road and walkways, constructing new drainage facilities and replacing the suspension cables. The work should be finished by 2022. Traffic will continue to use the bridge throughout the entire construction period.
Stefan Roth, Head of Business Unit Implenia Construction Deutschland, spoke yesterday when the contract was awarded: "With this job, Implenia is contributing to the long-term improvement of transport infrastructure in the city of Cologne. We're pleased at the opportunity to use the technical skills and experience we have built up on other urban transport projects."
Implenia is renovating the Mülheimer bridge in the north of Cologne from the ground up. (Picture: Björn Krause)
Implenia press contact:
Anna Magdalena Lang
Tel.: +49 611 708 963
City of Cologne press contact:
City of Cologne Press Office
Tel.: +49 221 221 264 88