Viaduct over Ribeira Despe-te Que Suas
SCUT Highway in São Miguel Island
CLIENT
FERROVIAL AGROMAN SA
CITY
Azores, Portugal
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION
Form Travellers
DESCRIPTION

The pylons were built using large dimension self-climing formwork system

The first segment was executed by using great capacity G brackets

The deck was built using 2 pairs of form travellers with a capacity of 450 tons, from CONSTRUGOMES

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • PYLONS MAX. HEIGHT | 91,00 m
  • FULL LENGTH | 385,00 m
  • MAX. SPAN BETWEEN PYLONS | 185,00 m
  • WIDTH | 12,24 m
  • SEGMENT | 5,00 m
  • DECK MAX. HEIGHT | 162,00 m

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

The peculiar name that this bridge has been given is due to an existing stream in the area. The name "Despe-te que suas" roughly translates as "Take your clothes off because you are going to sweat". this name had been given to the stream due to the pronounced landscape that surrounds it, when crossing this landscape on foot the locals would struggle hence the name.

PROJECT BENEFITS

The Viaduto Despe-te que suas is the highest on Azores and the biggest of all the 27 viaducts that compmose the highway. The highway is an alternative to the region's roads that have been in a poor condition for decades untimately restricting the economic progress for the region.


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