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The Essing Timber Bridge, Germany

Medium: journal article
Language(s): en 
Issue: Structural Engineering International", , n. 2, v. 3
Page(s): 70-72
DOI: 10.2749/101686693780612321

The Rhein-Main-Donau Canal, which opened in September 1992, connects the North Sea and the Black Sea by way of the Main and Danube rivers. The new 192 m long timber bridge at Essing, with a maximum free span of 73 m, is the first tension bridge of such size which transforms some 90% of the vertical loads into tension forces, with only 10% acting as bending moments.

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