A timber cantilevered view walkway in Vitoria, Spain

The structural project for a timber cantilevered walkway truss recently built in Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain, as part of a nature education centre, is described. The truss has a span of 19.2m and a backspan of around 10m between the two lines of columns of the structure. The main construction material is laminated veneered timber used for struts and chords and steel barsfor the diagonals. The critical sections, at the two lines of columns, have been built using frames made of steel and reinforced concrete. Due to the critical tension force that appears at the foundation, permanent anchors were used for transferring this force to the ground. Wind loading has also led to anchoring the two pairs of concrete columns. The joints in the timber trusses were designed using dowels with steel gusset plates and toothed plates.

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  • Publication Date: 2009


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  • Accession Number: 01148977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 9:09AM