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Title: Bridges of the new highway 407E in Toronto (Ontario)

Author(s): Madrid Ramos, A.J.; Hernando Martín, A.; Lozano Bruna, C.; Higuera Antón, M. A.; Nogueira Abal, D.

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 66

Issue: 276

Appears on pages(s): 119 - 132

Keywords: Integral abutment. Semi-integral abutment. Driven H-piles. Diaphragm. Precast girders.


Date: 1/3/2015

The Highway 407 East project in Ontario, Canada is underway to construct a new highway that will run eastward from the end point of Highway 407 ETR at Brock Road in Pickering to Highway 35/115 in Clarington. The project also includes two north-south connections to Highway 401. Proes, together with the U.S. company Janssen & Spaans Engineering has developed the construction project of the road, drainage and structures of the West Durham Link (WDL) and the 2 highway interchanges.In this article the proposed action is described, highlighting the main documents used and showing the most relevant aspects of the design of the structures, with particular emphasis on the typology mainly adopted in this project: Bridges with integral and semi-integral abutments.Finally, a comparison is made with similar experiences of integral bridges in Spain and conclusions are drawn.

ACI International Partner, ACHE Spain, International Partner Access

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