The new bridge crosses the whole flow area of the river from one embankment to the other in one movement with a clear rhythm. The navigation channel is particularly highlighted. Near this bridge the Voest Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge, is situated. The short distance between the two bridges causes interaction between them. Due to the different functions of the bridges regarding driving speed and destination of the respective bridge users, a differing construction principle reflecting these differences is designed for the new draft. Thus the bridges keep their own identity and can be clearly distinguished from each other.
For the implementation of the movement a structure is applied where the foreland bridges and the main span are merged and so an entity with a clear rhythm is created. The bridge spans represent a “run-up” and a “jump”. This entity is also expressed in its form, material and colour. The predominant choice of steel as material can be seen as a homage to the town of Linz.
The team composed of VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH, FCP Fritsch, Chiari & Partner ZT GmbH as well as Quist Wintermans Architects ranked third in the Linz bridge competition.