DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION OF POST-TENSIONED BRIDGES ON THE EBRA MOTORWAY (MEDITERRANEAN INTERCHANGE)

DESCRIPCION DEL PROYECTO Y CONSTRUCCION DE DOS PUENTES POSTENSADOS EN LA AUTOPISTA DEL EBRO (ENLACE DEL MEDITERRANEO)

THE MEDITERRANEAN INTERCHANGE ON THE BARCELONA-TARRAGONA-SALOU MOTORWAY LINKS THE TRAFFIC ON THE EBRA MOTORWAY TO THAT OF THE VENDRELL-LERIDA-ZARAGOZA MOTORWAY. THE INTERCHANGE CONSISTS OF A THREE-LEVEL SLIP ROAD: THE FIRST LEVEL CONSISTS OF THE BARCELONA-TARRAGONA MOTORWAY, THE SECOND LEVEL IS A SKEW BRIDGE OVER THE BARCELONA-TARRAGONA MOTORWAY AND THE THIRD IS A CURVED BRIDGE OVER THE LAST SKEW BRIDGE. THIS ARTICLE DEALS WITH THE FOLLOWING: DESCRIPTION OF THE SOLUTION ADOPTED; (2) CRITICAL COMMENT OF THE LATTER; (3) PROBLEMS WHICH OCCURRED DURING CONSTRUCTION; (4) REMEDIAL MEASURES; (5) LOADING TESTS. BECAUSE OF ITS SKEW CHARACTER AND OF THE RELATION BETWEEN THE WIDTH AND THE SMALLER SPAN, THE BRIDGE WAS CHECKED BY MEANS OF A FINITE ELEMENT PROGRAM (STRIP). THE CURVED BRIDGE DID NOT PRESENT ANY SPECIAL PROBLEMS.

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  • Pagination: 111-35
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  • Accession Number: 01293914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 4:22AM