Road 431: Advancing Segmental Bridge Technology in Israel

ASBI, SEGMENTS Newsletter, Project News, Winter 2007, Jerry Pfuntner, P.E.

The Country of Israel clearly has an affinity for segmental bridges. Though it is only about the size of New Jersey, Israel has constructed more than 25 segmental bridge structures in the last 20 years.

Despite the country’s considerable experience with segmental bridges, the Road 431 Project (Fig. 19) will be the first in Israeli bridge construction history to use external tendons. A Design-Build-Operate-Transfer venture, the Road 431 project consists of an interchange with six precast segmental bridges. These 12.5m wide bridges will have span lengths ranging from 30m to 66m and will consist of 501 precast segments with a total deck area of more than 18,000 square meters.Continue reading on pages 12 – 13

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