wooden bridges at Sneek (The Netherlands)

 
 

The 60 ton bridge with its span of over 32½ meters is formed by two, approximately 20 meter high, curved wooden trusses.

The trusses consist of curved and wrenched wooden push and pull bars that are maximum 1.080mm x 1.200mm long.

 

The curved trusses are connected at the top with a hinged connection by means of a steel connecting hinge.

The bridge deck hangs between the trusses. The bridge deck is completed by two giant wooden laminated Accoya girders of maximum 1,080 mm x 14,000 mm and 32½ meters in length.

All of the wood used is from Accoya. The finishing coat has a light pigmented wood-stain in order to prevent molding.

The service life is over 80 years with a maintenance cycle that is comparable to steel bridges.


Project data Wooden bridges Sneek:

Height
construction height:       15,1 m
Total Height                  20,5 m
Length                          31,7 m
Wide                            12,0 m

Life span                      at least 80 years

Material
Bridge:            Akoya Wood
Deck:              Steel with asphalt topping
Abutment:       Concrete
Crashbarrier    Steal with wooden transverse beams



Location

Client

Provincie Fryslân

Handing over

2010

Project type

exterior existing building

Surface

500-1,000 m2

Theme

Timeless

Collaboration

Suppliers

  • Accsys Technologies

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