Study contract Saaneviadukt

Fürst Laffranchi Bauingenieure AG, Wolfwil, Switzerland


Gümmenen, Kanton Bern, Switzerland




  • The engineers’ task is to expand the existing single-track railway bridge to two tracks.
  • The task is tricky, because the existing bridge piers should be used and many terrain modifications must be designed.

My solutions

  • Work on the model is divided into small steps: Together with the engineers we decide, design and progressively adapt the model.
  • Despite taking more time at the start, this strategy is overall very economical. As a result, and notwithstanding the short production time, all decisions turned out to be correct.

Fabrication process

CNC- and manual processing, plot and laser techniques