The Masse Viaduct

  • The Masse Viaduct
    Masse Viaduct and Fleckberg Tunnel South
  • The Masse Viaduct
    Masse Viaduct
  • The Masse Viaduct
    Masse Viaduct (construction progress)
  • The Masse Viaduct
    Masse Viaduct (construction progress)

The planned two-track Ebensfeld-Erfurt line crosses the Masse Valley north-east of the municipality of Masserberg and west of the municipality of Oelze in the administrative district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt (Thuringia) at a height of about 78 metres.

This is a deep, undeveloped, V-shaped valley with steep sides that rise with an increasingly gentle gradient the higher they get. The valley has an almost symmetrical cross-section. The section of the wooded Masse Valley through which the line runs is bordered by Hinterer Schmiedebacher Kopf to the south and Fleckberg to the north. The River Masse flows from west to east along the valley floor, and the L1138 road runs along the foot of the northern side of the valley from Masserberg to Oelze. 

 

Facts and figures:

  • Bridge length: 385 m
  • Width: 14.10 m
  • Span lengths: 44 – 44 – 44 –7 x 23,57 (arch 165 m) – 44 – 44 m
  • Arch span: 165 m
  • Construction depth: 3.60 m
  • Construction height: 4.425 m
  • Structure type: prestressed concrete box girder, continuous girder chain, arch bridge with elevated track

 

Contact

Alexander Strutzke
Alexander Strutzke
Dipl.-Geogr.
Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH)
Sales and Marketing Manager
phone: +49 (931) 35503-550
Andreas Güldenpfennig
Andreas Güldenpfennig

Project Manager
phone: +49 (931) 35503-775

Successful project collaboration with EPLASS:

Since EPLASS is already being successfully used for all the single projects of the German Unity Project No.8, it will also be used for the project organization of this subproject.

To facilitate the complex construction management in a central system, the project participants decided to work with the internet based project collaboration platform EPLASS. All processes are easily accessible for all project participants at any time and any place. Everything from the correspondence, to the construction reports, structural analysis, check reports and claims are organized, reviewed and archived within EPLASS. The project participants consists of the above named joint venture, the German Railway (DB AG), external designers, checking engineers, geotechnical engineers and the building inspection. The federal railway authority is also involved in this project.