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Great Belt West Bridge

Great Belt West Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1987
End of works: 1 June 1997
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Haunched girder bridge
Box girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Prestressed concrete bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Korsør, Zealand, Denmark
Crosses:
  • Great Belt (Storebælt)
Part of:
Coordinates: 55° 19' 31.38" N    10° 56' 45.94" E
Coordinates: 55° 17' 58.64" N    10° 51' 8.87" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 110.00 m
width 25 m
total length 6 611 m
span lengths 51 x 110 m + 12 x 81 m
number of tracks 2
number of lanes 2 x 2

Quantities

prestressing steel > 12 000 t

Materials

deck prestressed concrete

Chronology

3 March 2005

A 3 600 ton ship collides with the Storebælt West bridge, killing one crew member on board. A 2.5 by 5 meter section of the superstructure is damaged, but the bridge reopened for traffic after an inspection deems the bridge safe to carry vehicles.

Participants

Wind tunnel testing
Contractor
Prestressing
Pot bearings

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20002357
  • Date created
    15/11/2001
  • Last Update
    20/12/2014