Timber Bridge Replaces Dilapidated Concrete Bridge

01.09.2017

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Last week, the new Wühribrücke bridge in the Bernese Oberland was inaugurated with a celebration. The timber bridge, which connects the two communities of Teuffenthal and Horrenbach near Thun, replaces the old concrete bridge.

The previous bridge over the Wühribach was over seventy years old. The ravages of time had clearly gnawed at the crossing, the concrete bridge had fallen into disrepair. Therefore, those responsible in the two communities of Teuffenthal and Horrenbach decided to demolish the existing concrete bridge and build a timber bridge in its place.    


The timber bridge, for which Timbatec was responsible for its construction, spans 13.5 meters. Its structure gauge is relatively large: it is 4 meters wide and a proud 4.50 meters high. .


Heavy-duty wooden construction  

The bridge over the Wühribach has to bear high loads. It is approved for 32 tons. And for good reason: vehicles from forestry companies that transport logs cross the bridge on a regular basis. In the immediate vicinity of the Wühribrücke bridge there is also a sawmill and other companies that are supplied almost every day by trucks weighing tons.    


Unlike the old concrete bridge, the new bridge is covered. On the one hand this has structural reasons, on the other hand the roof protects the wooden bridge construction from weather influences and thus ensures a long service life of the structure.


 
 
 

Switzerland:

Headquarters

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Niesenstrasse 1, 3600 Thun

Tel: +41 58 255 15 10

thun@timbatec.ch


Zürich Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Ausstellungsstrasse 36, 8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 58 255 15 20

zuerich@timbatec.ch


Bern Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Falkenplatz 1, 3012 Bern

Tel: +41 58 255 15 30

bern@timbatec.ch

Austria:

Headquarters Vienna (A) 

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers GmbH
Im Werd 6/31a, 1020 Wien 
Tel: +43 720 2733 01

wien@timbatec.at


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