• K03 Albert Canal cable-stayed bridge
    © Jan de Nul Group

K03 Albert Canal cable-stayed bridge

Geel, Belgium, 2013

The bridge forms part of the large infrastructure project "Kempen North South Connection". The design is characterized by the harp configuration of the cables and a relatively short back span. Its axis crosses the canal at a skew angle of 22°. The harp configuration was chosen in order to have a harmonic overall design with respect to the skewed alignment of the masts. The main span has a light composite deck with precast slab elements of only 250 mm thickness placed on hollow box steel main girders. The relatively short back span with no intermediate tension ties requires a heavy and stiff deck for the back span which leads to a thicker concrete slab and to a stiff frame configuration between the masts and the back span girders in the cable planes. The back span deck is cast monolithically with the southern abutment. A big part of the deck (30 m x 70 m) was mounted in one piece.

  • Location

    Geel, Belgium

  • Architect

    Chris Poulissen

  • Client

    PMV - Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer

  • Contractor

    Jan de Nul NV Contractors

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, erection analysis, erection advice and alignment control

  • Total length 176 m
  • Superstructure main span composite deck
    back span pre-stressed concrete
  • Spans 122 m - 54 m
  • Masts composite masts, height 50 m
  • K03 Albert Canal cable-stayed bridge © Jan de Nul Group
  • K03 Albert Canal cable-stayed bridge © Jan de Nul Group

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