The design for the new Honsell-Bridge across the Main River is a modern interpretation of the arch bridge that incorporates creative and formal references to the former historic bridge located there. The central part of the deck is supported by the arch via suspension cables or tie bars. The distinctive, sculptural, three-legged arch frame allows an unfettered view of the Frankfurt skyline and the river.
The northern bridge abutment is designed as a traffic-integrated landmark. The roundabout radius at the northern abutment is slightly increased to ensure smooth traffic flow, and one leg of the arch stands in the center. On the southern bank, the support-free span splits into two plastically-formed abutments which straddle the road.