ARCH SLIPFORMER SHUNS GROUND SUPPORT TO CROSS VALLEY

The construction of an arch bridge in the Federal Republic of Germany is described. The bridge has a maximum height of 308 ft. above the valley floor. It arches span 506 ft. and rise 164 ft. above their abutments 89 ft. up the hillsides. The deck for two twin-lane roadways will rest on 26 concrete piers rising from the arches and the upper hillside. The back end of the 39-ft slipform unit clamps onto the previously cast concrete, while its front end acts as a form for casting the concrete arch in 20-ft segments. The rectangular piers were slipformed to heights of up to 196 ft. Steel rods tie them to the arches, while those on the hillside rest in shallow foundations.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1978-6-1

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  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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  • Accession Number: 00183940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM