WILL RETURN SOON : MOVING BRIDGES TEMPORARILY A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN EUROPE

This article looks at techniques used in Europe to temporarily remove existing bridges and move completed bridges into place. These primary advantage of these techniques is that they help to allow new bridges to be built at one location and then moved to a final location. In addition, these techniques can help to reduce traffic disruption and improve work-zone safety. The article focuses on the use of computer-controlled self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) for lifting, driving and positioning bridges in Europe. It describes how SPMTs operate, the equipment that is involved, and the factors that need to be considered in their use, such as load and reaction restrictions, geometric tolerances, and ground-bearing capacity. The article relates how using SPMTs yields more flexibility and better directional control than other methods of moving bridges into place. A description of a site visit to a bridge in France that was built to be skidded into place is included.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Russell, H G
  • Publication Date: 2005-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:43PM