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Waldschlösschenbrücke, Germany

Project data

Location: Dresden, Germany

  • arched bridge over the river Elbe
  • structure: arched bridge with four lanes, plus pedestrian and cycle paths
  • superstructure in steel composite construction method
  • overall length: 635 m
  • standard cross-section width: 28 m
  • span of steel arches: 148 m
  • construction period: 2007 – 2012


  • complicated bridge geometry


ARGE Ingenieurbau Waldschlösschenbrücke;
Sächsische Bau GmbH, Dresden and EUROVIA Beton GmbH, Oebisfelde

Benefit to customer

  • cost-effective solution with system components
  • fast construction progress without structural alteration works
  • only two different standard formwork units despite the geometrical changes of the superstructure 
Michael Wothe, Project Manager Waldschlösschenbrücke
Michael Wothe
Project leader

PERI offered us the most coherent approach for the superstructure formwork, tailor-made for the given bridge geometry. The formwork suggestions were already very detailed during the tender stage. Taking into consideration the local conditions, the VARIOKIT substructure meant the best option for us. This could be smoothly adjusted to any local circumstances.

PERI solution

  • formwork unit construction for the superstructure with carriageway slab and cantilevers, based on the  VARIOKIT engineering modular kit