SCIA User Contest 2017 Online Book

WINNER “ Category 2: Civil Structures “This country-connecting bridge between France and Germany was chosen by the jury because of the special approach used for this wide span steel structure with two double bow suspended decks and a total span of 290 m. The fact that there is no transverse bracing means that extra attention had to be paid to the stability and the dynamic influence of traffic and wind conditions during the design of the bridge. This meant application of second order calculation and consideration of structural buckling. Parts of the bridge were shipped to the construction site, assembled on-site and lifted completely onto the bearings.” Quote of the Jury