Some brief details about these bridges which consist of a deck-girder span embodying four glued-laminated girders. The first glued-laminated road bridge was built in 1951. There now exist some 300 such bridges. Spans can exceed 30 metres. The Cale Creek bridge even has large-sized glued-laminated tower bents 16 m high. The advantage of such bridges is their low cost, 4-50 year useful life virtually without maintenance, their easy installation, the possibility of dismantling them for use elsewhere and the delivery on site of the materials within 3 to 6 weeks of ordering.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 29-30
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  • Accession Number: 00081261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM