Bridge to more sustainability

Repurchase of steel girders of the Filstal bridge project from SÜLZLE Nutzeisen


On July 14, 2021, the final bridge closure of the new Filstal railroad bridge near Mühlhausen im Täle was celebrated with a ceremony. The spectacular construction project for the future Stuttgart-Ulm high-speed rail line is thus entering its final phase. Since 2017, formwork, reinforcement and concreting have been carried out here to build Germany’s third-highest railroad bridge at a height of 85 meters.

Source: DB Project Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH | Arnim Kilgus

A total of 55,000 m3 of concrete, 7,700 tons of steel and 800 tons of prestressing steel were used for the bridge. And this was done from the very beginning with steel from SÜLZLE Nutzeisen. Among other things, steel girders HEA, HEB, HEM double U, flat bars, round bars, plates and several auxiliary structures were supplied. However, the handover of the shell does not mark the end of the project: In the spirit of sustainable recycling management, SÜLZLE Nutzeisen has bought back around 100 tons of steel from the inclined formwork and 140 tons of steel from the Axis 10 bypass from the lead contractor ARGE EÜ Filstal. The material was loaded onto trucks from the end of June 2021 and driven to the warehouse in Sulz a. N.. Here it was sorted and then carefully prepared for reuse in construction projects. Good for the customers of SÜLZLE Nutzeisen and good for the CO2 balance.

Source: DB Project Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH | Arnim Kilgus

With used steel recycling, SÜLZLE Nutzeisen underlines its competence as a sustainable company. Since 2020, the specialist for the sale, rental and buyback of new and used steel has even been climate-neutral.

Third highest railroad bridge in Germany spans Filstal valley
Source: DB Project Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH | Arnim Kilgus