The paper reports on the construction of a concrete box girder bridge with partially prestressed concrete stays that help stabilize the high main spans above a creeping slope. The 2,224-ft-long structure spans Ganter Valley on piers as high as 394 ft, most of which are on foundation bearings that let them accommodate to the unstable slope on one side. The two-lane bridge is the project on the Simplon Pass stretch of national highway No. 9 through a mountainous section of southern Switzerland near Italy.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

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  • Pagination: p. 68-69
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  • Accession Number: 00334744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM