WIT Press

A New Movable Steel Bridge At Viareggio Harbour

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960271

Volume

24

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

740 kb

Author(s)

M. Viviani & F. Morelli

Abstract

The new drawbridge has a fixed counterweight and the rotation axis is in the high part of the structure so as to ensure a good arm to move the structure. The lifting mechanism, based on hydraulic pistons with safety valves, has permitted considerable reduction in the cost of construction as well as ensuring good span for transit vessels. The structure was entirely prefabricated in workshops, thus attaining excellent quality with regard to welded structural joints and protective systems in view of its use in a marine environment. 1 The new bridge within the context of the Viareggio harbour The Viareggio port was created by the progressive enlargement of the sea outlet of nearby Lake Massaciuccoli. With the passing of time the development of the port ha

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