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La Florida Suspension Bridge. Oviedo, Spain


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment, 19th IABSE Congress Stockholm, 21-23 September 2016
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Page(s): 2298-2305
Year: 2016
Abstract: La Florida Bridge is a €5,9 million project promoted by Oviedo City Council to provide a new link between “La Florida” and “Western Park” neighbourhoods. The final design, developed by Arenas & Asociados, represents an innovation in urban bridges, solving the connection between both areas with a flying semi-circle roundabout suspended from its inner edge by a system of hangers.

The main novelty of this solution is that hangers and backstays are fixed to the same suspension system, composed by two main cables making a loop and anchored to an articulated mast. The structure is completed with a post-tensioned concrete approach viaduct, a composite connection span between roundabout and viaduct, two cantilever footbridges arising from the concrete deck and flying parallel to the roundabout, and finally, a concrete ring as counterweight for the backstays anchorage. K

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