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Rio Higuamo Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
Function / usage: Road bridge
Other name(s): Puente Mauricio Baez
Built: 1999 - 2007
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic, North America
Crosses
  • Higuamo River

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 390 m
width 24.90 m
total length 620 m

Materials

deck steel

Chronology

19 January 2007

Opened to traffic.

Notes

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.

Participants

Design
Construction engineers
Stay cables

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001813
Created: 24/08/2001
Last Updated: 29/07/2014