Unique footbridge with Webnet
The new suspension bridge near our headquarters in Trubschachen is almost finished. It is highly innovative, using Webnet instead of cables as hangers. This lends the bridge a very elegant look.
Jakob supports research in new concrete construction methods
Jakob has been honoured to support research into new construction methods for concrete. The Block Research Group at ETH Zurich used Jakob cables to create a flexible formwork for a curved concrete roof. The HiLo roof is situated on top of NEST, the test site of Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Sciences.
(c) Block Research Group, ETH Zurich | Photos by Juney Lee and Stefan Liniger