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Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge
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General Information

Beginning of works: February 1995
Completion: 29 March 1998
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge with semi-fan system
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Sacavem, Lisbon, Portugal
Crosses:
  • Tagus River
Part of:
Coordinates: 38° 43' 40.19" N    8° 59' 28.14" W
Coordinates: 38° 47' 9.49" N    9° 6' 25.20" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 17 185 m
deck width 30.9 m
main arch total length 824 m
main bridge main span 420 m
number of cables 192
pylon pylon height 155 m

Quantities

concrete volume 730 000 m³

Materials

pylons reinforced concrete

Products, Services & Reports

Under normal circumstances, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers allow free movements of the bridge structure. Under shock impact, e.g. due to earthquakes, hi ...

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mageba has more than 40 years manufacturing know-how in the manufacturing of special bearings.

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mageba Pot Bearings are durable bearings that can be used in many situations, whether in big or small bridges, or a variety of engineering structur ...

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Modular Expansion Joints can be constructed for any movements, from about 100 mm up to 2,000 mm and more. They allow movements in all 3 directions ...

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Chronology

10 April 1997

A metal falsework collapses killing six workers.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000315
  • Date created
    27/07/1999
  • Last Update
    27/08/2015