Rion-Antirrion Bridge: Views of the piers, in the dry dock, floating, in place and of their interior
Photos taken in October 2001
Photos provided by G. Konstantakopoulos, N. Stathopoulos, J. Simeonoglou.
Figure 1: View of the bridge pier, currently under construction, that is currently floating near the coast. Access to the pier is through the ship illustrated in the figure. The ship is modified to allow transportation of the reinforcements using trucks.
Figure 2: Another pier of the bridge.
Figure 3: Reinforcement placement in the pier, according to the design. The reinforcement has previously being transported with a truck next to the pier.
Figure 4: Interior of the pier of Figure 6. The thickness of the reinforced wall is approximately 2.0m.
Figure 5: Interior of the pier. Detail of the pier wall.
Figure 6: View of the piers that are under construction close to the coasts. The right one is the one illustrated in Figure 4 and 5.
Figure 7: View of a pier that has currently touched the bottom of the sea.
Figure 8: Footing of a pier, currently under construction, in the dry dock.
Figure 9: Footing of a pier, currently under construction, in the dry dock.
Machine used to automate the shaping of the reinforcements in the shape required by the design.
Machine used to automate the shaping of the reinforcements in the shape required by the design. Used for steel rods of smaller diameter. The user has specified the geometric characteristics of the steel rod. On the left you can see the steel rod which is inserted in the machine to be shaped.
Steel rods to be used in the above machines. A label with the barcode described the technical characteristics of the reinforcement that are going to be used to.
Storage of hollow steel pipes which are installed to the ground below the footings of the piers to reinforce the ground. The diameter of the pipes is approximately 2m and their length 20-30m.
Based on Figure 1, we get: where:...
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