Investigations on structural behavior

Innovative modular bridge structures made of precast concrete elements

Current investigations show that a large number of existing bridges in Germany need to be rehabilitated or reconstructed over the next few years in order to maintain the present level of functionality of the transport infrastructure. Replacement structures with short construction times are especially useful to reduce traffic disruptions caused by construction measures. One approach pursuing this objective is the use of modular  systems to realize bridge structures of high structural capacity within a short construction/assembly time and thus minimize traffic disruptions caused by road...

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