Callus footbridge, Spain

A new footbridge is being constructed in Callus, Spain as the first phase of a two-phase process to replace an old bridge that was originally built in 1931 and reconstructed in 1943. The second phase will be to build a new highway bridge upstream of the old bridge, which will then be demolished. The concept design was developed by MLM Consulting Engineers. The design reflects the design of the old bridge and consists of a four equal-span, 91.6m continuous structure. The bridge will have cantilevered platform forming a space (piazza) for rest and observation, slightly lower than the rest of the bridge. The new deck is formed by two asymmetric Cor-ten steel longitudinal hollow box girders linked together at bottom flanges by transversal beams and covered with wood decking. The girders form part of the parapets. The bridge has been conceived as a facade structure. The design integrates Spanish design loading and serviceability performance with UK structural codes of practice. The bridge was designed in AutoCAD and imported into LUSAS FEA software for finite element analysis of different designs.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 20-1
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 85
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01061053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:08PM