Three German communities namely Raunheim, Russelsheim and Kelsterbach were awarded with funding for the construction of the Oil Port Bridge, a pedestrian and cycle bridge development selected out of 33 projects submitted for the “Baukultur in Hessen” contest.
The state initiative, which recognizes the building culture in Hessen, featured a theme this year of “living with water,” and projects were rated on the following criteria: cooperation, functionality, design, innovation, and sustainability. Crossing the entrance of the oil port in Raunheim, the bridge fills the gap for cyclists and pedestrians, replacing a detour of several kilometers at the end of the south side of the river. The bridge also serves as a tourist destination, attracting visitors from near and far.
The handrail of the nearly 170 meter bridge features 225 pieces of Traxon Monochrome Tube in cold white, which highlights the white color of the bridge during evening hours. The slender fixture housing allows Monochrome Tube to fit into the smallest of spaces, and is durable enough for permanent exterior installation. In May 2013, a ceremony was held by all three mayors from the involved cities to officially open the bridge.
Monochrome Tube (Discontinued)
City of Raunheim
Schütz Technik GmbH
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