• Thimphuchu Bridge Bhutan

Thimphuchu Bridge Bhutan

Thimphu, Bhutan, 2007

The 4-lane road bridge with footpaths on each side spans as part of a new expressway of the capital city Thimphu across the Thimphuchu river. The structure consists of a slencer concrete slab on steel composite girders, which are in the center span suspended from two steel arches by flat steel hangers. The pre-stressed and unstressed reinforced concrete slab is monolithically connected with the piers and the abutments. Without bearings and intersection structures that would require high maintenance efforts, a economic and robust structure was designed.

  • Location

    Thimphu, Bhutan

  • Architect

    schlaich bergermann partner

  • Cooperation

    Construction Catalysers, Pune, IndiaGyaltshen Consultancy, Thimphu, Bhutan

  • Client

    Royal Government of Bhutan

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision consultancy

  • Length 78 m
  • Width 21 m
  • Concrete 1,700 m³
  • Steel for pre-stressed concrete 10 t
  • Span 13.5 m - 51 m - 13.5 m
  • Height 10 m
  • Reinforcement steel 250 t
  • Structural steel 180 t
  • Thimphuchu Bridge Bhutan © Peter Schmid, Bhutan
  • Thimphuchu Bridge Bhutan
  • Thimphuchu Bridge Bhutan

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