Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chilean Bridges: Puente Tranapuente

About ten miles west of the Carahue POC is this handsome bridge over the Imperial River near the coast. It's an 800 ft long steel girder bridge on battered two column piers. Rodrigo tells me that steel girder bridges are unusual in Chile.

The Tranapuente Bridge has two 400 ft long continuous spans. It experienced moderate movement of the girders and damage to keeper plates and abutments from the earthquake.

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