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The Centenario Bridge

Seville, Spain


The Centenario Bridge, which features two 335 feet tall towers and a 870 feet main span with a 150 feet maximum clearance height over the Guadalquivir River, was the third longest cable-stayed bridge in Spain when it opened in 1991. Uncharacteristic of cable-stayed bridges at the time, the towers were composite structures, and precast concrete was a major component of the overall bridge structure.

The bridge deck is comprised of two longitudinal post-tensioned concrete box girders, a grid of longitudinal and transversal precast concrete floor beams and concrete deck panels that support the reinforced concrete deck. The bridge deck is supported by two sets of cable stays in a semi-fan arrangement – one on each side of the bridge, anchored to the longitudinal box girders.

Facts of the project
Length of each viaduct: 3,100 - 1,900 (main) - 1,700 ft
Vertical clearance below deck: 150 ft
Spans (main viaduct): 160 - 330 - 870 - 330 - 160 ft
Pylons heigth: 360 ft
Width: 70 ft