NEW BRIDGES FOR OLD

Since the reopening of the Moerdijk Road Bridge in Holland at the end of the war, the bridge has carried an increasing daily traffic load with an expected 47000 vehicles by 1980. Based on the existing bridge, which consists of four 2.8 M wide lanes, a new bridge having six 3.5 M wide lanes, is being built on the existing piers. The construction method uses prefabricated steel trapezoidal box-span sections complete with road surfacing, traffic markings and lighting. These sections are floated to the site and within 24 h A section of the old bridge is replaced with the new six-lane, box-girder section and the bridge reopened to traffic. Using this construction method the traffic will be disrupted for only 10 days during the two-year project. /TRRL/

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00174114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM