In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
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: Bascule bridge in the port of Valencia
Author(s): Martínez Calzón, J.; Pozo Moya, C.; Álvarez Andrés, J.J.; Hue Ibargüen, P.; Ortega Arias, A.; Tarquis Alfonso, F.
Appears on pages(s): 24-Mar
Abstract:In order to divert railway traffic and, this way, to liberate part of the harbor space, the inner basin, to be freed fot the use of the City of Valencia, it was built a bascule bridge berween the eastern and western jetties of the inner basis of the harbor. This bascule bridge deck is formed by two mobile leaves 62,50 m long each one, 49,0 m being beyond the hinges and toward the midspan, and 13,50 m corresponding to the back span, where the counterweights are lacated to position the mass center of the structure over the supporting hinges. Given that the vertical alignment of the bridge is very close to the sea level, it has been necessary to build two deep pits to acconmodate the counterweight back spans of both deck leaves. All relevant aspects regarding design and construction of this bridge are reviewed.
ACI International Partner, ACHE Spain, International Partner Access.
View Resource »