PROBLEMS OF MOTORWAY CONSTRUCTION IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS - EXAMPLE: BRIDGE AS PART OF THE EMSCHER EXPRESSWAY OVER THE PHINE-HERNE CANAL

PROBLEME DES AUTOBAHNBAUS IM INDUSTRIEGEBIET - BEISPIEL: BRUECKE IM ZUGE DES EMSCHER-SCHNELLWEGES UEBER DEN RHEIN-HERNE-KANAL

The characteristics of built-up industrial areas - dense development, large-scale factories spreading over wide areas, dense transport network (rail, water and road) and dense network of pipelines - bring about special problems for motorway construction. Added to these in the emscher area are the effects of mining. These problems became particularly apparent in connection with the bridge over the canal linking the Rhine and Herne. A description is given of how the problems were overcome in the planning and preparation of construction, but no details are given of the execution of the construction work. The requirements of mining, industry and other traffic arteries led to the design of two superstructures each having a span of 150 metres and built as a bar arch bridge to which are linked a composite structure (44.07m) and a prestressed concrete bridge having 6 superstructures each having a 31.11m span. this design was accepted. The 5 km long part section of the emscher expressway containing this engineering structure was opened to traffic in December 1970. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlagsgesellschaft Rudof Mueller

    Stolberger Strasse 84
    D-5000 Koeln-41,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hakelberg, F
    • August, H
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM