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Hochtief wins contract to replace Schwelmetal Bridge in Wuppertal

Hochtief Infrastructure has signed a contract with DEGES Deutsche Einheit Fernstraßenplanungs- und -bau GmbH to replace the Schwelmetal Bridge on the A1 highway in Wuppertal-Langerfeld. The contract entails the demolition and new construction of two partial sections of the Schwelmetal Bridge dating back to the 1960s. The project has a net value of around EUR 28 million. Construction will start in mid-2019.

"We are delighted to have won a further contract for the partial new construction of a highway bridge in Northrhine-Westphalia. Hochtief is already building the Lennetal Bridge, as well as the Brunsbecke and Kattenohl Viaducts on the A 45, " says Richard Pohl, Manager of the Germany West branch of Hochtief Infrastructure.

The partial demolition and reconstruction of the Schwelmetal Bridge will be effected from the inside out. Traffic will continue to flow on the A1 and on the Deutsche Bahn rail tracks beneath the bridge. The construction work will be carried out in such a way that the outer lanes of the highway will largely remain in operation. During the course of the project, the superstructures and piers will be replaced.

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