This article describes Acer Consultants (Far East)'s major design study contract in Tokyo, in cooperation with Japan Bridges and Structures Consultant (JBSC). Acer and JBSC will study continuous construction methods used worldwide in bridges over 500 m long. Trans Tokyo Bay Highway Corporation is the client for the design study, and is especially interested in designs used by Acer for box girder bridges. The contract is expected to lead to work on part of the Tokyo Bay crossing, which will span the 15 km wide bay by a 5 km bridge and a 10 km submerged tunnel, using two man-made islands. The crossing will be the final section of the loop of highways round Tokyo Bay, which will act as a ring road round central Tokyo. The main advantage of continuous construction in the bridge is that longer continuous sections spread the load of the deck more efficiently. This is especially important in the central section of the bridge, whose spans will be longer to avoid blocking shipping lanes.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • BOLTON, A
  • Publication Date: 1990-1-18


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 5
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  • Accession Number: 00606494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM