Solid Timber Bridges – Latest Developments

IRG/WP 17-40788

F Miebach

The technology of gluing in wood construction has evolved considerably in recent years. This has been shown especially in timber bridges that Glulam is now the main building material. A further development is the so-called block gluing, which provides a good basis for supporting structures. Numerous bridges, especially in central Europe, appeal by unique design and monolithic and solid construction. These structures base on two main developments: block lamination of glulam and the composite of timber and concrete to one structural system.

Keywords: timber bridges, glulam structures, block lamination, timber concrete composite, timber granite hybrid, monitoring

Conference: 17-06-04/08 Ghent, Belgium

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