Section 18, Cross Israeli Highway, Ein Hakore Interchange. Israel
Services Provided by FINLEY:
- Superstructure Design
- Construction Engineering
- Temporary Works Design
- Technical Assistance During Construction
- 10 precaset segmental bridges
- 828 segments cast and erected
- Connectivity between existing and future box girders, designed for future widening/capacity increase
- Differences in time dependent deflections had to be incorporated into the design
- Use of external tendons
Specifications & Details
The Section 18 Project is part of a Build-Operate-Transfer funded toll facility in Israel. This project includes over 30,000 sq. m. over precast segmentally constructed bridge deck area. These bridges have span lengths up to 66m and were constructed in balanced cantilever using ground based cranes and falsework support systems.
This project included the design and construction of 10 precast segmental bridge overpass structures. Each new twin bridge carries two lanes of traffic – a total of four structures and eight lanes. These bridges have span lengths up to 66m and were constructed in balanced cantilever using ground based cranes and falsework support systems. The use of external tendons reduced the construction time and costs and will provide cost-savings for future maintenance. The design also accommodates potential widening for a third box girder between each twin structure. FINLEY provided superstructure design and construction engineering services which included shop drawings, temporary support design, construction analysis, casting geometry, post-tensioning calculations and erection manuals.