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Tancarville Bridge

General Information

Name in local language: Pont de Tancarville
Beginning of works: 16 November 1955
Completion: 2 July 1959
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

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Crosses:
  • Seine River
Coordinates: 49° 28' 35.07" N    0° 27' 39.00" E
Coordinates: 49° 27' 55.73" N    0° 28' 19.44" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 1 420 m
approach viaduct
span lengths 8 × 50.00 m
main bridge
length 960 m
height above valley floor or water 50.85 m
span lengths of main bridge 176 m - 608 m - 176 m
deck deck width 12.50 m
pylons pylon height 123 m

Cost

cost of construction ca. French Franc 9 000 000 000

Materials

cables steel wire
piers reinforced concrete
pylons reinforced concrete
deck truss steel
deck of approach viaducts precast prestressed concrete
anchorages reinforced concrete

Chronology

1 July 1959

Load testing.

2 July 1959

Inauguration.

1998 — 1999

Suspension cables are replaced and the number of cables is increased to 4.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Tancarville Bridge (Pont de Tancarville in French) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Seine River and connects Tancarville (Seine-Maritime) and Marais-Vernier (Eure), near Le Havre.

The bridge was completed in 1959 at a cost of 9 billion francs. In the 1990s it was realized that the cables had corroded and the shoulders were crumbling. Between 1996 and 1999, both the cables and shoulders were replaced.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Tancarville Bridge" and modified on 22 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000160
  • Published on:
    24/04/1999
  • Last updated on:
    13/07/2019