Rio Higuamo Bridge
|Other name(s):||Puente Mauricio Baez|
|Beginning of works:||1999|
|Completion:||19 January 2007|
Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
|Function / usage:||
Steel-concrete composite bridge
Reinforced concrete bridge
San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
|Coordinates:||18° 30' 2.16" N 69° 20' 15.37" W|
|main span||390 m|
|total length||613.8 m|
|span lengths||3 x 37.3 m - 390 m - 3 x 37.3 m|
|number of lanes||6|
|19 January 2007||
Opened to traffic.
The main span is steel-concrete composite structure; its length is 390m; the total length of the bridge is 620m. The side spans are all reinforced concrete structure.
The towers are Lambda shaped with inclined legs made of concrete while the top shaft is steel.
The deck is streamlined by aluminum aerodynamic fairings in order to get the required stability for design wind speeds up to 240 km/h: the site is prone to tropical hurricanes. Energy absorbing devices link the deck to the substructures in order to withstand the earthquake action.
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- Pont du Rio Higuamo in "Freyssinet Magazine", October 2000, n. 209
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