PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

A pedestrian bridge built to span a dual carriageway and link a residential community with a recreational riverside pathway is described. The 122-m bridge is suitable for wheelchair and bicycle use. It has a soft S-shaped horizontal alignment, curvilinear corners and split-fork ramps, and consists of 11 spans of cast-in-situ reinforced concrete. Shaping details and the aesthetics of the bridge are described. Each pier is supported by two bearings one of which is a free-movement bearing, except at three sites where two free-movement bearings were installed. The stresses in the reinforcement were kept low in order to control the size of cracks in the reinforced concrete structure.

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    International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

    ETH-Honggerberg, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
    Zurich 8093,   Switzerland  CH-8093
  • Authors:
    • Kroman, J
    • TADROS, G
  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 94-6
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2003 12:00AM