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Valencia Port Swing Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 2000
Completion: 2001
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: original configuration:
Bascule bridge
current configuration:
Swing bridge
Function / usage: original use:
Railroad (railway) bridge
original use:
Road bridge
current use:
Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Coordinates: 39° 27' 39.68" N    0° 19' 8.01" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

Initial construction
main span 98 m
total length 125 m
bascule span length 49.0 m
deck deck width 8 m
Reconfiguration
main span 99.2 m
total width 20.45 m
counterweight weight 3 200 t
deck roadway / carriageway width 18 m

Quantities

Reconfiguration
structural steel 900 t

Cost

Initial construction
cost of construction Euro 12 000 000
Reconfiguration
cost of construction Euro 11 000 000

Materials

deck steel

Chronology

2002

The bridge is originally built as a double-leaf bascule bridge for road and rail traffic.

November 2007
— June 2008

Due to the reconfiguration of the Valencia Harbor, the harbor entrance is moved requiring the bridge to be moved as well. 95% of the bridge structure and 50% of the operating machinery are re-used during relocation of the bridge and reconfiguration to a swing bridge.

Notes

The bridge was originally built as a bascule bridge for use by a railway line. However, with the reconfiguration of the port for the America's Cup, the opening of the port that the bridge spanned was closed. The bridge was then moved to a different location at the new opening of the bassin and reconfigured as a swing bridge instead. It is used as part of the Formula 1 race track.

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Participants

Initial construction (2000-2001)
Design
Co-contractor
Reconfiguration (2007-2008)
Design
Co-contractor
Widening (2007-2008)
Co-contractor
Steel construction

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20040932
  • Published on:
    06/12/2008
  • Last updated on:
    08/04/2020