The Essing Timber Bridge, Germany
|Issue:||Structural Engineering International", May 1993, n. 2, v. 3|
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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