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Macdonald Bridge Suspended Spans Deck Replacement:Construction Engineering Challenges and Solutions


Medium: Tagungsbeitrag
Sprache(n): en 
Tagung: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment, 19th IABSE Congress Stockholm, 21-23 September 2016
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Seite(n): 1608-1615
Jahr: 2016
Abstrakt: The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, a major suspension bridge that crosses Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia, opened to traffic in 1955. The bridge deck has reached the end of its service life, and the design of the new bridge superstructure and its replacement sequence were completed in 2014. The entire suspended structure and hangers are now being replaced sequentially during night and weekend closures while the bridge is opened for traffic during the daytime. The erection sequence is supported by sophisticated automated erection analysis models which take into account the geometry of the existing bridge, positioning of the erection equipment on the deck, and hanger and strand jack adjustments that are required during construction. Significant wind tunnel testing and analysis have been performed to ensure aerodynamic stability of the bridge during erection and in its final condition.

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