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Madeira Airport Runway Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1996
Completion: 15 September 2000
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , ,
Coordinates: 32° 42' 13.56" N    16° 46' 2.75" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 180 m
total length 1 020 m
height above valley floor or water 57 m
standard span lengths 32 m
deck deck slab thickness 1.0 - 1.7 m
foundations
piles diameter 1.200 m / 1.500 m
depth 60 m
substructure
cross beams length 189 m
span lengths 14.5 m - 4 x 32 m - 14.5 m
girder depth 3.6 - 5.6 m
number 31
piers diameter 3 m
number 31 x 6

Quantities

concrete volume 480 000 m³
prestressing steel 9 700 t
reinforcing steel 32 000 t
foundations
excavated material 3 500 000 m³
volume of earthworks 3 400 000 m³
piles total length of piles 4 000 m (ø 1.20 m)
21 000 m (ø 1.50 m)

Design Loads

live load Boeing B747-400:
VNG = 568 kN
VMG = 3960 kN
H = 2908 kN

Cost

cost of construction Euro 400 000 000

Materials

piers reinforced concrete
piles reinforced concrete
deck slab prestressed concrete
abutments reinforced concrete
cross beams prestressed concrete

Chronology

February 2000

Completion of the structure.

2 April 2000 <ü>First landing of an aircraft on the new runway bridge.

15 September 2000

Completion of all runway works including finishing.

Notes

The design loading is for a design aircraft based on a Boeing 747-400 with a static loading of 4 000 kN, rolling load of 8 000 kN and accidental loading of 12 000 kN

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20013145
  • Date created
    30/08/2004
  • Last Update
    05/06/2017