There are many connections between Austria and Germany. So it is almost surprising that there is something unique about it. Between the border communities of Wernstein in Austria and Neuburg am Inn the only suspension bridge spans this river. This bridge is also called Mariensteg. With the X-TEND stainless steel netting, pedestrians and cyclists are well protected.
In 2006 the Mariensteg was solemnly inaugurated. The architect Erhard Kargel from Linz won the tender with his concept for this suspension bridge. Already in 2008 the bridge was honoured with the nomination within the German Bridge Award. Although the bridge did not win this prize, it made up for it with another prize. The German branch of the French car manufacturer Renault nominated the bridge, which is secured along its entire length with the X-TEND CXS stainless steel mesh, for the renowned Renault Traffic Future Award 2008. The prospects for the passers-by on Mariensteg are as good as they were for the award of the prize, thanks to the mesh of the X-TEND. The trophy was accepted by architect Erhard Kargel from the hands of jury chairman Christoph Ingenhoven.
Besides the X-TEND CXS, the award-winning Linz architect was also ...
... available. As minimalist as his style is, Erhard Kargel decided to focus on the X-TEND CXS. Around 180 m² of this was professionally stretched. Thanks to the 50 millimetre wide meshes, cyclists and pedestrians alike can enjoy the unforgettable view of the Inn undisturbed.
It closes a 16 kilometre long gap that has existed for 45 years. Ferry traffic was discontinued at that time. Between the bridges in Schärding and Passau, the Mariensteg is now a new way of connecting states from one language family.
180 m2, ◊ 50 mm, ø 1,5 mm