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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Design and construction of Frank Gehry Bridge. First access to the new Island of Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao
Author(s): Pablo Alfonso Domínguez, Guillermo Capellán Miguel, Héctor Beade Pereda, Marianela García Pérez, Alejandro Godoy Ansótegui, Jorge López Tamames, Víctor José García Martín
Appears on pages(s): 27 - 38
Keywords: Urban bridge, Inverted Fink truss, Full locked cables, Bridge monitoring
Abstract:Named after Frank Gehry as homage by Bilbao's City Council, the bridge will materialize the first connection of this island with the rest of the urban fabric. It saves the watercourse with a main span of 76.9m and an average width of 28m, using an innovative design concept which combines two structural schemes: an inverted Fink Truss and a three span variable height beam. It is a bridge of major interest due to the structural type used, without any precedent in road bridges.
The bridge construction is carried out on land, counting on real time monitoring of all structural elements during bridge cables tensioning, with Internet remote access.
ACI International Partner, ACHE Spain, International Partner Access.
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