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Rande Bridge

Rande Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge with fan system
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1973 - 1977
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, Europe
Part of:
Coordinates: 42° 17' 32.43" N    8° 39' 35.67" W
Coordinates: 42° 16' 44.02" N    8° 39' 49.03" W

Technical Information


width 23.46 m
deck deck depth 2.70 m
deck width 20.75 m
main bridge
length 694.98 m
span lengths of main bridge 147 m - 400 m - 147 m
pylon pylon height 118.60 m


cost of construction Euro 72 000 000


deck composite steel-reinforced concrete
pylons concrete


- 2010

A widening project for the bridge consists of adding deck sections along either side of the existing deck but outside of the portal frames of the pylons. Additional stays support the deck vertically while it is connected laterally to the existing deck at regular intervalls using hinged triangular trusses.


Structural engineering
Steel construction
Stay cable steel supplier
Widening (2008-2010)
Monitoring (2000)
Monitoring equipment

Relevant Web Sites

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Relevant Publications

  • Fernández Troyano, Leonardo Tierra sobre el agua, Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid (Spain), ISBN 8438001483, 1999; pp. 618-619, 676
  • Martínez Calzón, Julio & Juliá Vilardell, Manuel Widening of the Cable-Stayed Bridge over the Rande Strait, Spain in "Structural Engineering International", November 2008, n. 4 v. 18
  • Roik, Karlheinz & Albrecht, Gert & Weyer, Ulrich Schrägseilbrücken, Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH, Berlin (Germany), ISBN 3433009244, 1986; pp. 30
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0002320
Created: 11/11/2001
Last Updated: 29/07/2014