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CLIENT: Consortium Civil Works El Quimbo

LOCATION: Huila (Colombia)

KEY ELEMENTS: Seismic Design, Segmental Concrete Bridge

SERVICES: Detailed Design, Assistance During Construction

BUDGET: US$24.75 M

PROJECT DURATION: Design 2014 - Site supervision 2014-2016

PEDELTA’S KEY PERSONNEL: Leonardo Rosillo, MSc; Nelson Betancour, MSc; Javier Ortiz, MSc

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The structure is located in the K0 + 194.93 between the municipalities of Garzón and El Agrado (Huila). The bridge, more than 1,7 km long and 8.50 m wide, is considered to be the longest one in Colombia.

 

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

The access area to the bridge consists of three span slabs on a beam, approximately 24.50 m long, supported on an initial abutment, intermediate pier-pile frames type supports, and a final support which consists of pier cap, block and deep foundation, which also serves as a support of the initial span of the bridge built using the progressive cantilever method.

The total width of the deck is 8.50 m, consisting of two lanes of 3.67 m, a sidewalk of 0.80 m and a New Jersey type barrier 0.35 m wide.

At the remaining spans, a box girder with variable depth (7.40 to 1.81 m) and length (5.00 to 3.50 m) is designed in segments up to complete 130 m between axis or intermediate piers, the same system is repeated until crossing the entire river, and connecting the viaduct of 940 m which is designed with a slab over beams with 20 m length spans.

For pier foundation it is designed the use of 4 piles 2 m diameter, and 18 m deep.

This structure has been built using the progressive cantilever method starting symmetrically from the intermediate piers towards their ends (abutments or centers of spans).

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/CMS-15994255

http://www.carreteras-pa.com/noticias/inauguran-el-puente-el-balseadero-el-mas-largo-de-colombia/

http://www.cemexcolombia.com/NuestraEmpresa/PremioObras2016.aspx

+ FEATURES

CLIENT: Consortium Civil Works El Quimbo

LOCATION: Huila (Colombia)

KEY ELEMENTS: Seismic Design, Segmental Concrete Bridge

SERVICES: Detailed Design, Assistance During Construction

BUDGET: US$24.75 M

PROJECT DURATION: Design 2014 - Site supervision 2014-2016

PEDELTA’S KEY PERSONNEL: Leonardo Rosillo, MSc; Nelson Betancour, MSc; Javier Ortiz, MSc

+ DESCRIPTION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The structure is located in the K0 + 194.93 between the municipalities of Garzón and El Agrado (Huila). The bridge, more than 1,7 km long and 8.50 m wide, is considered to be the longest one in Colombia.

 

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

The access area to the bridge consists of three span slabs on a beam, approximately 24.50 m long, supported on an initial abutment, intermediate pier-pile frames type supports, and a final support which consists of pier cap, block and deep foundation, which also serves as a support of the initial span of the bridge built using the progressive cantilever method.

The total width of the deck is 8.50 m, consisting of two lanes of 3.67 m, a sidewalk of 0.80 m and a New Jersey type barrier 0.35 m wide.

At the remaining spans, a box girder with variable depth (7.40 to 1.81 m) and length (5.00 to 3.50 m) is designed in segments up to complete 130 m between axis or intermediate piers, the same system is repeated until crossing the entire river, and connecting the viaduct of 940 m which is designed with a slab over beams with 20 m length spans.

For pier foundation it is designed the use of 4 piles 2 m diameter, and 18 m deep.

This structure has been built using the progressive cantilever method starting symmetrically from the intermediate piers towards their ends (abutments or centers of spans).

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/CMS-15994255

http://www.carreteras-pa.com/noticias/inauguran-el-puente-el-balseadero-el-mas-largo-de-colombia/

http://www.cemexcolombia.com/NuestraEmpresa/PremioObras2016.aspx