Drammen blast

This article describes the construction of a new road bridge alongside an existing one in the town of Drammen, Norway. The existing bridge, built in the 1970s as an in situ cast concrete box girder structure, was unattractive and the tender to build a twin bridge alongside included the need for an aesthetically pleasing solution. The design chosen featured a second concrete box bridge with a curved enclosure system of aluminium plates on a steel frame to tie the two bridges together visually. The new bridge is built on circular piers and these were also used to replace the piers on the existing bridge. Piling on the varying ground conditions includes concrete, concrete-filled steel and steel piles with strengthening concrete. The concrete box girder was cast in situ using movable scaffold systems, with bearing forces transferred to the pier columns through minimised pier top units.

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  • Authors:
    • MUNZ, A
    • HOLE, O H
  • Publication Date: 2006


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  • Accession Number: 01051123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 1:27PM