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VENICE

IV Bridge over the Grand Canal

Architectural design:

Santiago Calatrava

Structural design

Santiago Calatrava (Executive Plan), Vitaliani-Colleselli (Foundations and geotechnical assessment), MZA (Steel system)

Description:

Steel arch system with a span of 82.50 metres. The bearing system of the bridge is entirely created using welded joints. Due to its extreme rise-to-span ratio, the arch-system realizes a maximum axial force on lateral abutments of 2700 tons at ultimate limit state

Period of construction:

2003-2009