Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013

145 X Nemetschek Structural User Contest 2013 - Category 2: Civil Structures Category 2: Civil Structures 2 Short description │“Weesperbrug” Arch Bridge The Weesperbrug is located east of Amsterdam and dates back to 1937. The bridge has the total length of 144 m, with a main span of 96 m. The bridge crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. The contractor decided to replace the old bridge with a new one, instead of pursuing lengthy and risky maintenance and reinforcement activities. The new bridge will have an orthotropic steel deck, whereas the old bridge has a concrete deck. Therefore, the new bridge weighs considerably less than the old bridge, so the concrete foundation can be reused. Scia Engineer has been used throughout the project. A main model is used for strength verifications and fatigue calculations of the main bearing structure. This model is also used for the stability calculations of the arch. Detailed models have been implemented in the main models for verifications of strength of connections and the fatigue life of the orthotropic steel deck. Movares Contact Anne Blom Address Postbus 2855 3500 GW Utrecht, The Netherlands Phone +31 30 2655555 Email [email protected] Website From concept to completion Movares is an engineering consultancy providing solutions in the fields of mobility, infrastructure, building and spatial planning. Usability, future value and sustainability play a major role in the designs we produce and the advice we give. We contribute to accessibility through our unique combination of expertise. With some 1,400 members of professional staff, Movares operates throughout Europe and has offices in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. Giving shape to mobility Infrastructure is the backbone of development, both for society and the economy. From the initial studies and the earliest planning phases to the design and execution of projects through to management and maintenance, Movares plays an active role throughout the entire consulting and engineering process. Our combination of knowledge, expertise and innovativeness is summed up in our motto: ‘Giving shape to mobility’. Project information Owner Rijkswaterstaat Architect Studio SK General Contractor Mercon Steel Structures Engineering Office Movares Nederland Location Weesp, The Netherlands Construction Period 10/2012 to 06/2013