WIT Press

As Pias Bridge Repair And Reconstruction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS000181

Volume

47

Pages

6

Published

2000

Size

1,253 kb

Author(s)

F. Quintero, M. Martin & G. Serrano

Abstract

In January 1998, due to an accident during a windstorm, a ship collided with As Pias Bridge at El Ferrol, Spain, As Pias Bridge being a major traffic bay crossing. As a result, some of the spans were either damaged or destroyed and a similar number of piers were severely damaged as well. Within seven weeks traffic was reestablished on the Bridge. Dragados did not only achieve this in that time but, since the deck was already obsolete, changed the whole deck. A new deck was built and erected, this being done in two phases, a first phase that allowed opening the Bridge with geometrical conditions similar to the old deck, and a second phase which widened the deck to its final dimension. 1. Introduction On 13 January 1998, the "Discover Enterprise" oilrig came adrift and hit the As Pias bridge over which the C.N.-651 trunk road joi

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