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Dutch Steel Award for railway bridge made with steel from Dillinger
In the course of a large-scale road extension, it was necessary to replace the existing concrete railway viaduct with a new steel railway bridge. This presented special challenges for the construction and the steel: the bridge needed to span the motorway without intermediate supports but still be streamlined and light, and the prefabricated parts needed to be easy to assemble on site. Quality steel from Dillingen played a “major supporting role“ here.
Spanning 255 meters, with a width of 17 meters and height of 55 meters, the “Zandhazenbrug,” as the Dutch call it, is the longest railway bridge in the Netherlands and one of the largest arched bridges in Europe. Dillinger supplied the biggest part – 8,200 out of a total 8,400 metric tons of steel – for the arch-bridge, which enabled the motorway to be bridged without intermediate supports. Around 7,000 metric tons of this was S460M/ML-grade thermomechanically rolled steel.
Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger), founded in 1685, is a world leader today in the manufacture of high-grade heavy plate steel. The Dillinger Group employs a total of around 7,400 people and has an annual turnover of around two billion euros. High-tech plate from Dillinger is used to realize extraordinary and technically sophisticated projects all over the globe, including in the areas of steel construction, engineering, offshore, offshore wind power, and line pipe and boiler construction. More information can be found at www.dillinger.de.