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VSL_____(0002)

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Published by: Indah Anggita Nugroho on Jun 30, 2012
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The deck is 856-m long and includes 14 standard 51.5-m long spans 
Agueda River Bridge
 –
Portugal
VSL package including incremental launching, post-tensioning and bearings.
launching method. This includedprecasting the segments andformwork, handling the launchingnose, the launching procedure itselfand carrying out the overalloperation. VSL also designed
,
supplied and installed the internaland external post-tensioning
.
The deck includes 14 standard 51.5-m long spans with two 44 and 15-mend spans. Launched segments are25.75-m long, i.e. half a standardspan. The 3.7-m height of thesegments wasimposed by the use of incrementallaunching method to resist loads.The 32-m long launching nose wasbolted to the forward end of the boxgirder using bars.The bridge is constructed using acircular alignment (4,000 m planradius elevation R = 3,000 m), thatdemanded special attention duringthe precastingyard phase, thedesign of the formwork system andthe installation of thepost-tensioning. Acting as aspecialist contractor, VSL wasresponsible for the design andimplementation of the incrementalThe Agueda bridge crosses a valleywith an important agriculturepotential. It represents a vital
infrastructure for the region’s
economic development.Because of the depth of the valley tobe crossed, the main contractordecided to use the incrementallaunching construction method tobuild the superstructure.The deck is 856-m long and it is thefirst time in Portugal that this methodhas been used for the construction ofa long highway bridge.
Scope of works performed
Post-tensioning
Precasting
Pot bearings
The deck is post-tensioned longitudinally 

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