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Normandy Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1989 - 1995
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Le Havre, Seine-Maritime (76), Haute-Normandie, France, Europe
Honfleur, Calvados (14), Basse-Normandie, France, Europe
Crosses
  • Seine River
Near Passerelle de l'aire de la Baie de Seine (1995)
Connects to Grand Canal Bridge at Le Havre (1994)
Coordinates: 49° 26' 10.00" N    0° 16' 24.00" E
Coordinates: 49° 25' 42.00" N    0° 16' 28.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 856.00 m
total length 2141 m
deck deck width 21.20 - 22.30 m
girder depth 3.00 m
pylon pylon height 214.77 m
pylon height (above deck) 155.70 m

Quantities

structural steel 5 700 t
concrete volume 80 000 m3
prestressing steel 800 t
reinforcing steel 11 600 t
steel for cable-stays 2 000 t
paint 16 600 m2

Materials

approaches prestressed concrete
deck of main span prestressed concrete
steel
pylons reinforced concrete

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Chronology

September 1990
- 1992

Construction of foundations.

August 1991
- August 1993

Construction of access ramps.

September 1991
- August 1993

Construction of the pylons.

January 1992
- August 1994

Assembly of the metal section of the bridge's main deck.

October 1992
- October 1993

Construction of the prestressed concrete deck section of the main bridge by cantilever construction.

Notes

Part of the deck cantilevering out from the pylons was built as a hollow box made of prestressed concrete, but about two thirds of the deck are made of a steel.
Due to the earth's curvature and the great length of the bridge, the distance between the pylons is 2 cm greater at the top than at the base.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000048
Created: 28/10/1998
Last Updated: 07/10/2013