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Development of Short Span and Medium Span Footbridge Systems using UHPFRC in Czech Republic

Authors
  • Milan Holý orcid logo (Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • Jiří Prchlík orcid logo (Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • David Čítek orcid logo (Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • Jan Marek (Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • Jan Prchal (Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • Jiří Kolísko orcid logo (Czech Technical University in Prague)

Abstract

In the first part, this paper presents the experimental development of an innovative medium span footbridge system made of UHPFRC. The load bearing structure is designed as a U-shaped beam and consists of 2 main precast prestressed beams, which are connected with precast bridge deck segments. This system is different from the commonly used segmental footbridge structures because a longitudinal prefabrication is used. The development of this system was initiated for several reasons – no need to assemble a falsework and a formwork in situ, no need for heavy cranes, the main load-bearing structure does not contain transverse joints, a possibility to prestress the structure in advance in factory. In the other part, the article discusses another system of short-span footbridges made of UHPFRC designed and used in the Czech Republic. These footbridges are in the shape of a slab with ribs, and they are manufactured and placed on the substructure as a whole, so they represent an advantage especially in terms of construction speed and low maintenance requirements.

Keywords: footbridge, UHPFRC, innovation

How to Cite:

Holý, M., Prchlík, J., Čítek, D., Marek, J., Prchal, J. & Kolísko, J., (2023) “Development of Short Span and Medium Span Footbridge Systems using UHPFRC in Czech Republic”, International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete 3(1): 26. doi: https://doi.org/10.21838/uhpc.16654

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Published on
04 Jun 2023
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