Railway Road Bridge in Novi Sad: Steel tied network arches across the Danube

A. Bojović, A. Mora, Z. Marković, M. Pavlović, N. Novaković, M. Spremić

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The Railway road bridge in Novi Sad is situated on the international railroad Belgrade-Budapest. The bridge is designed for two railway tracks (with design speed of 160 km/h), two road lanes and two footpaths. The bridge structure consists of four structures: two approach composite bridges at the banks and two steel tied network arch bridges over the river and transition structure between two arches. The spans are 27.0 + 177.0 + 3.0 + 219.0 + 48.0 m, totally 474.0 m in length. The rises of arches are 34.0 m and 42.0 m respectively. The width of the bridge is 31.440 m. The arches and ties, as well as the girders of the approach spans, are steel box girders. The decks of all bridge structures are the composite reinforced concrete slabs with thickness of 300 mm, locally 400 mm. The launching was very complex, in both analysis and construction. The arch bridges were fully assembled on the banks and launched by skids over the bank and by pontoons over the river, to the final position on piers. The bridge was designed fully according to European standards and additionally - according to requirements of German codes DIN-Fachbericht 101 to 104 Edition 2009 and Deutsche Bahn Richtlinie 804, Edition 2003. The bridge is, despite of heavy loads and structural complexity, very rational in steel volumes and construction costs as well. The bridge is also, with the arch span of L = 219 m, the bridge with the longest span in the world in the category of tied network arch bridges with two rail tracks. The bridge is open to rail traffic at 7th April 2018.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012032
Number of pages11
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 Sept 201811 Sept 2018
Conference number: 9


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