Client: Magistrat Graz
Location: Graz
Competition: 1990, 1.Preis
Construction period: 1992


When choosing the supporting structure, it was important that no structures interfere with the free view when crossing the river. A central support was also omitted for aesthetic and economic reasons. Overcoming the difference in height between the two shore lines of approx. 2,2m with the main supporting structure in a horizontal position is the basic idea of this construction. This height difference should be bridged without complex ramps and stairs on the right bank of the Mur. Therefore, a kinked longitudinal profile following the course of the construction was chosen. The easy and comfortable usability is therefore given for both pedestrians and cyclists. Delicate glass railing constructions provide the view on the river. Materials for underlining the lightweight character of the structure were chosen. A continuous band of light - situated at both ends of the cross section - illuminates the bridge deck via indirectly arranged stainless steel reflectors.