Rip Bridge A Unique Australian Structure

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Title: Rip Bridge A Unique Australian Structure

Author(s): Robert J. Wheen

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 1

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 12-15

Keywords: bridges (structures); cantilever beams; computer programs; falsework; flanges; hinges (struc-tural); precast concrete; spans; trusses.

Date: 11/1/1979

Abstract:
The Rip Bridge, spanning the 600 ft (183 m) wide tide-swept entrance to Brisbane Waters just north of Sydney, N.W.S., Australia, is a large modern ture. Assembled from large precast concrete elements, the three-span, arch-shaped cantilever truss system was literally stitched together with the post-tensioning tendons which made the whole concept viable.