The Largest Corrugated Steel Structure in the World – Field Test Results

Steel buried bridges have been an integral part of the North American and European infrastructure for decades. In 2019, the largest steel buried bridge in the world, the Shammal Bridge Crossing, was built for a transportation application in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE utilizing the deepest corrugation 237x500 mm. The structure consist of three low profile arches. Two of them (twins) with span of 32,66 m and a rise of 9,69 m (measured in geometrical axis) which led to a spot on the Guinness World of Records. All of those arches were instrumented with deflection prisms, additionally the one of the record span structures was instrumented in a mid-section with strain gauges. The full-scale test results demonstrated that the performance of the structure is satisfactorily and meets exceeds the targeted demand to capacity ratio.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p

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  • Accession Number: 01763574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-01226
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:06AM