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Coordinates: 48 ° 3 '34 "  N , 8 ° 27' 55"  E

The Bickensteg after the renovation
use footbridge
place Villingen-Schwenningen
construction Cable-stayed bridge
overall length 185 m
width 6.40 m
height 7.50m; 21 m (pylon)
completion 1972
Bickensteg (Baden-Württemberg)
Above sea level 707  m

The Bickensteg is a cable-stayed bridge by Wilhelm Tiedje with structural planning by Wolfhardt Andrä and Fritz Leonhardt in Villingen-Schwenningen in Baden-Württemberg from 1972. It is not far from the old town of Villingen near the train station and bridges the railway tracks.

It is an asymmetrical pedestrian bridge that runs downwards in a spiral on the side facing the city center, which is why it is unofficially called the spiral bridge. The cable-stayed bridge made of precast concrete parts and steel cables is 185 meters long and 7.50 meters high at the highest point. It is 6.40 meters wide and has a 21 meter high pylon . The bridge has been extensively renovated since 2009, including replacing the plastic railings with metal railings. The Bickensteg was named after the opposite Bickentor and the Bickenkapelle, which was located at the current location of the bridge and was destroyed in the Second World War. A stone cross reminds of them.

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  • Jörg Schlaich , Matthias Schüller: Engineering manager Baden-Württemberg. Published by the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Engineers. Bauwerk-Verlag, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-934369-01-4 , pp. 214-215.