Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

135 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 2: Civil Structures Category 2: Civil Structures 2 Short description │“Gouderakse Brug” Movable Road Bridge The movable road bridge at Gouda is built to cross over the Hollandsche Ijssel. The bridge is a part of the project ‘construction of the south-east ring road”, aimed at achieving a better and easier road to Krimpenerwaard and decreasing the traffic in the centre of Gouda. The bridge is also called the ‘Gouderakse brug’. The bridge has the span of 30 m and is of the drawbridge type. The bridge is powered by two heavy jacks situated under the bridge deck. The bridge is balanced by ballast situated in the back of 2 peak arms each supported by 1 tower. The bridge deck is hung up on the end of the arms by a tension bar. The arms have the total length of 40 m and are characterised by their peak and sharp forms. The total weight of the bridge is 400 tonnes. That weight is balanced by 480-tonne ballast. Ingenieursbureau Stendess N.V. Contact Jurn De Vleeschauwer Address Grote Baan 18 9920 Lovendegem, Belgium Phone +32 9 370 71 25 Email [email protected] Website Integral quality is our top priority Stendess calculates and draws complex steel constructions in a high quality and efficient manner while seeking economically responsible and sustainable solutions for specific technical stability issues. Thanks to the integral service, whereby the design of the metal superstructure and the concrete substructure are calculated and drawn by experts in the same office. The building owner and principal contractor retain 100% control over the complete structure. Managing complex projects with care. Recent references demonstrate the multidisciplinary knowledge and ability of our engineers and designers in the market of bridges, industry, utility and other projects located all over the world. Project information Owner Provincie Zuid Holland Architect Hollandia B.V. General Contractor Combinatie Van Hattum en Blankevoort / KWS Infa / Boskalis / Hollandia Engineering Office Ingenieursbureau Stendess N.V. Location Krimpenerwaard Gouda, The Netherlands Construction Period 09/2010 to 03/2012