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Amposta Suspension Bridge

General Information

Name in local language: Puente colgante de Amposta; Pont penjant d'Amposta
Beginning of works: 1915
Completion: 1921
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge with cable-stays
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Ebro River
Coordinates: 40° 42' 53.37" N    0° 34' 54.06" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 134 m
sag 13.80 m
tower height 24 m
span lengths 46.90 m - 134.00 m - 46.90 m
pylons width min. 8.95 m
height 23.55 m
thickness min. 3.70 m

Materials

cables steel wire
deck steel
towers stone

Chronology

1921

Opening with Miguel Primo de Rivera.

1938

Republican army make a provisional ship bridge

13 March 1938

Bombed during the Spanish Civil War.

1939
- 1941

Restoration works on the suspension bridge.

1996

Forbidden for vehicles of more than 10 tons.

15 February 2007 The bridge is closed to traffic for a full rehabilitation of the structure.
2 April 2009 The bridge is re-opened after the rehabilitation is completed.

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Participants

Initial construction
Design
Construction
Rehabilitation (2007-2009)
Owner
Design
Co-contractor
Cables
Site supervision

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20003212
  • Date created
    13/03/2002
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016