Months of renovation of the Inn Bridge | The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022.

Months of renovation of the Inn Bridge | The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022.

The Inn Bridge in Innsbruck will be renovated for months from September. The current bridge in the city center, which was built in the 1980s, has damage to load-bearing parts and the roadway. The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022.

The Inn Bridge in Innsbruck will be renovated for months from September.

The Inn Bridge in Innsbruck will be renovated for months from September. The current bridge in the city center, which was built in the 1980s, has damage to load-bearing parts and the roadway. The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022.

According to the city of Innsbruck, the renovation work for the 40-year-old concrete bridge over the Inn will cost 2.2 million euros. The structure has to be sealed and the road structure and pavement completely renewed. To this end, at the start of work in September 2021, the road surface as well as sidewalks and railings will first be removed on one side of the bridge.

In the second phase, the other side of the bridge follows. In the course of the renovation, the railings will also be redesigned. The connections to the bridgeheads are also to be adapted in order to improve the view from the bridge to the old town on one side of the river and to Walterpark on the northern side.

The large cross by the artist Rudi Wach, which is set up on the west side of the Inn Bridge, will remain intact even after the renovation. The city announced that the work of art will have to be temporarily removed during construction.

Months of renovation of the Inn Bridge.

The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022. There will be restrictions on traffic during construction. Details are to be announced in advance of the construction work.

The first bridge over the Inn in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčtoday’s city was built in the 12th century. It was probably a simple wooden beam bridge. The bridge was adjusted again and again, the crossing over the Inn was repeatedly destroyed by floods. This was also the case with the last bridge, which was still largely made of wood. A bridge with an iron framework was built in its place in 1873.

Months of renovation of the Inn Bridge | The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022.
Months of renovation of the Inn Bridge | The completion of the renovation is planned for June 2022.

This bridge was in operation for more than 100 years. In the 1970s, however, massive corrosion damage was discovered and the bridge had to be partially closed. A temporary bridge was built in parallel to relieve the pressure. At the same time, the construction of today’s Inn Bridge was planned. In 1983 the new bridge was opened to traffic. It consists of a prestressed concrete structure on two reinforced concrete pillars, the foundation of which is secured by concrete bored piles that are twelve meters deep.