The infrastructure project for the new highway "A11 - Via Brugge" includes several integral or semi integral pre-stressed concrete bridges that are designed by schlaich bergermann partner for the Belgian construction company Jan De Nul Group.
The viaducts cross several roads and railway tracks. A remarkable feature is the nearly 800 m long viaduct "K032" ("Kunstwerken 032"), integrally designed over a length of 650 m which means that the concrete superstructure is monolithically connected with the slender walls from high strength concrete.
This innovative design has a lot of advantages, both from an aesthetical point of view and from a practical point of view as maintenance can be drastically reduced to a minimum. It consists in making a fully rigid connection between the columns and the deck of the bridge, without any bearings. This allows the use of very slender columns, which results in a very light filigree concrete structure, totally adapted to its context.
Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer West-Vlaanderen
THV Via Brugge EPC (Jan De Nul - Van Laere - Franki Construct)
- Our Scope of Work
conceptual design, construction design