WORK ON THE MOTORWAY RIVESALTES-PERTHUS

TRAVAUX DE L'AUTOROUTE RIVESALTES-PERTHUS

THIS ARTICLE GIVES SOME GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE RIVESALTES-PERTHUS MOTORWAY CONCERNING THE TERRAIN TRAVERSED, THE IMPORTANCE OF EARTHWORKS, THE MORE EXCEPTIONAL BRIDGES AND THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM (IN A REGION WHERE RAINFALL IS RARE BUT TORRENTIAL). THE FIRST PART DEALS WITH THE RIVERSALTES-BOULOU SECTION, THE SECOND WITH THE BOULOU-PERTHUS SECTION. THE FOUR MAIN VIADUCTS ARE CONSTRUCTED OF PRECAST PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAMS, LAUNCHED AND FIXED WITH THE AID OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE FLOOR WHICH ENSURES THE CONTINUITY OF THE DECK UNDER TRAFFIC STRESSES. IT WAS FOUND NECESSARY TO CALCULATE THE RISKS OF SCOURING DUE TO SUDDEN FLOODS AND TO CARRY OUT DETAILED LOCAL GEOLOGICAL STUDIES.

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 172-4
  • Serial:
    • Construction
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Reed Construction Data
    • ISSN: 0045-3900

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01297587
  • 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 6:25AM