Cable-Stayed Bridges: The Düsseldorf Bridge Family


  • Annette Bögle HafenCity University Hamburg




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The heart of the famous Düsseldorf Bridge Family are the three cable-stayed bridges built between the late 50s and early 70s of the last century. They mark the beginning of the development of Modern cable-stayed bridges, but not only from a technological point of view. Instead they develop the aesthetical potential once the new structural type has become favorable all over the world.

How to Cite

Bögle, A. (2011). Cable-Stayed Bridges: The Düsseldorf Bridge Family. Docomomo Journal, (45), 52–55.



Author Biography

Annette Bögle, HafenCity University Hamburg

Engineer of structural design, author and curator. Since 2011 she is professor at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, teaching structural and architectural engineering.


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