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Tilos' Arch

Arco de los Tilos, Los Sauces, La Palma, Canary Islands.
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General Information

Other name(s): Arco de los Tilos
Beginning of works: 2001
Completion: 2004
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Construction method: Cantilever construction using temporary cable-stays
Material: Reinforced concrete bridge


Location: Los Sauces, San Andrés y Sauces, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Technical Information


total length 319 m
span lengths 15 m - 17 x 17 m - 15 m
height above valley floor or water 150 m
arch width 6 m
rise 45 m
arch span 255 m
wall thickness 20 - 25 cm
depth 3 m
deck width 12 m
deck depth 1.35 m


deck composite steel-reinforced concrete
piers reinforced concrete
arch reinforced concrete
abutments reinforced concrete
stay cables prestressing steel


June 2001

Construction begins.

April 2002

Deck-Arch cantilever construction begins.

June 2004

Completion of the arch.

November 2004

Load tests.

December 2004

Opening to traffic.

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