Picture & Video of the Week – No Bridge too Far for Cometto


*Successful operational movement of 350 tonnes at stunning heights

The expansion of the ICE connection between Stuttgart and Ulm is a project of the century in terms of transport infrastructure. It is full of challenges for man and machine. The erection of the 485 m-long Filstal Bridge represents a milestone. The new Cometto MSPE self-propelled vehicles operated the Wiesbauer company passed this test with flying colours. Cometto is the Italian based division of the Belgian headquartered Faymonville Group, one of the leading full-range manufacturers of special vehicles for heavy load transport and special transport.

The impressive structure towers over the valley near Mühlhausen im Täle and will have two railway tracks on completion. With a height of 85 m, it will be Germany’s third highest railway bridge. The bridge is being constructed by the Max Bögl /Porr consortium. With an overall length of 485 m, it is the Deutsche Bahn AG’s largest single structure on this new ICE route, after the main railway station in Stuttgart. From 2022 onwards, high-speed trains will cross the bridge in just seven seconds at 250 km/h.

And here the link to the spectacular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X8pbs6Rfpc&t=2s