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Title: Talavera de la Reina cable-stayed bridge
Author(s): Sánchez de León, R.; Bernal Pérez, C.; Sánchez de León, F.
Appears on pages(s): 7 - 47
Keywords: cable-stayed bridge, stay, high strength concrete, pylon, steel-box, back-span stays.
Abstract:The new expressway that by-passes Talavera de la Reina on the south crosses the River Tagus over a cable-stayed bridge.With a 318-m span over the main channel of the river, it has become one of the city's most distinctive features.Its white high-strength concrete pylon towers 192 m over the river on a slant offset by two planes of back stays. A lift running along its entire length affords access to the lookout at the top.Measuring 36 m wide and 2.75 m deep, the deck comprises two carriageways separated by a central reserve and two walkways / bicycle lanes. Structurally, it is a white, high-strength, semi-hollow concrete slab, built using local materials.The bridge approach, a nine-span, 408-m long curved viaduct, crosses the flood plain of the river. Its seven centre spans measure 48 m each and the two end spans 36 m.
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