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Rio-Niteroi Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Presidente Costa e Silva Bridge
Beginning of works: 23 August 1968
Completion: 4 March 1974
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Box girder bridge
Haunched girder bridge
Construction method: Segmental construction
Material: main bridge:
Steel bridge
approach viaducts:
Prestressed concrete bridge

Location

Location: , ,
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Crosses:
  • Guanabara Bay
Coordinates: 22° 52' 35.81" S    43° 7' 2.85" W
Coordinates: 22° 53' 6.66" S    43° 13' 1.37" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 10 332 m
approach viaducts standard span lengths 80 m
deck deck depth 4.70 m
deck width 26.60 m
main bridge main spans 200 m - 300 m - 200 m

Quantities

number of precast hollow box elements 3 000

Materials

piers reinforced concrete
deck of main span steel
deck of approach viaducts precast prestressed concrete

Notes

Claimed to be the longest span bridge in the world without any towers above the deck upon completion. Towers were out of the question for this bridge, as it is located in the flight path of the city's airport and would have obstructed it.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002285
  • Date created
    11/11/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016