WIT Press


Assessment Of The Magarola Arch Bridge. A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990331

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

933 kb

Author(s)

Joan R. Casas & Climent Molins

Abstract

The Magarola bridge is a masonry arch bridge located near Barcelona in one of the busiest highways in Spain, connecting the city with the capital Madrid. The structure is a multi-span arch bridge with 5 arches of 20 m each. In order to check the feasibility of the bridge to carry the overloaded special trucks present in the Spanish Network, the Road Directorate of the Spanish Ministry of Public Works decided to perform the structural evaluation and assessment of the existing structure in face of the actual existing traffic and the expected overload permits as well. Because any documentation is not available, the evaluation process is based on the Structural Reliability Theory, starting with the experimental testing program in order to

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