TRUE COLOURS | Oberhausen | Germany
X-TEND Edelstahl-Seilnetz Brücke



There is an unusual bridge construction with an equally unusual name in Oberhausen. "Slinky Springs to Fame" leads over the Rhine-Herne Canal to the Emscher Island. Colloquially, the work of art is also called the Rehberger Bridge. The Frankfurt artist Tobias Rehberger designed the bridge art. The bridge is approx. 10 m high, the walking area itself is 2.50 meters wide and consists of different colored bridge fields. It is over 400 meters long in total, although the canal itself is only 50 meters wide. The rings are illuminated at night and in connection with the colored bridge fields, the bridge is definitely one of the very special highlights of industrial culture in the Ruhr area that you have to see!


The bridge resembles a rope thrown over the water: light, wild and irregular. The swinging spiral bridge - hence the name inspired by the running spring "Slinky" - comprises 496 aluminum arches. The colorful pedestrian bridge is part of the "EMSCHERKUNST.2010" project and has been awarded several prizes. The bridge is purely a pedestrian bridge. The resilient plastic covering of the sidewalk as well as the colored rhythm of the concrete and covering reinforce the dynamic experience of the bridge. Railings made of steel posts and cable mesh contribute effectively to the vibration damping of this living bridge.

X-TEND bridge railing by Carl Stahl ARC

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  • Project
    „Slinky Springs to Fame“, Oberhausen, Germany
  • Application

    Bridge railings

  • Products



    770 m2, ◊ 60 mm, ø 2 mm / ø 16 mm

  • Architect
    Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
  • Photographer
    Bernhard van Loon