Forming iconic structures

Specially designed and constructed formwork is being used to create some iconic bridges worldwide. The Golden Ears Bridge over the Fraser River in the British Columbia province of Canada, part of a CAD$800 million project, is an 'extra dosed' cable stayed bridge. This means the deck will be supported by both cables and the structure itself. The design reduces the overall height of the two towers as required for a simple cable stay bridge. This document describes some elements of this construction project, and of the Third Millennium Bridge in Zaragoza, Spain, the world's largest suspended concrete arch bridge.

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  • Accession Number: 01146947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:32AM