Pontresina bridge

Pontresina, Switzerland, 1997

  • Temporary lightweight pedestrian bridge, installed each year in the fall and removed in the spring
  • Two truss girder spans 2×12.50 m, adhesively-bonded joints in one span (fully load-bearing), bolted in the other span
  • Additional structural safety through redundant truss and joint configuration

References

Effect of Natural Weathering on Durability of Pultruded Glass Fiber-Reinforced Bridge and Building Structures

T. Keller; N. A. Theodorou; A. P. Vassilopoulos; J. De Castro 

Journal of Composites for Construction. 2016. Vol. 20, num. 1, p. 04015025. DOI : 10.1061/(Asce)Cc.1943-5614.0000589.

Long-term performance of a glass fiber-reinforced polymer truss bridge

T. Keller; Y. Bai; T. Vallée 

Journal of Composites for Construction. 2007. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 99-108. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0268(2007)11:1(99).

Towards structural forms for composite fibre materials

T. Keller 

Structural Engineering International. 1999. Vol. 9, num. 4, p. 297-300.

Pontresina Bridge

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