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The Can Tho Bridge, inaugurated 2010, is a cable-stayed bridge over the Hau (Bassac) River, the largest distributary of the Mekong River. The 2,750m (total 15.85km), four-lane bridge has two 2.75m wide walkways. It is located in Binh Minh District, Vinh Long Province, opposite Can Tho, approximately 170km south of Ho Chi Minh City. The 26m wide bridge deck is of pre-stressed concrete. Span lengths are 2x40m - 150m - 550m - 150m - 2x40m while the total pylon height is 175.3m. The bridge replaces the ferry system that currently runs along National Road 1A and links Vinh Long Province and Can Tho City. The bridge is considered to be one of the largest engineering projects in Vietnam‘s history ever and overtook the title of Vietnam‘s longest bridge.
The bridge is equipped with 7 mageba expansion joints with length of 23.1m each: 1 x RS-B80 single cell joint (movement capacity 80mm), 1 x RSFD-B230 Finger Joint (movement capacity 230mm), TENSA®MODULAR Expansion Joints of types 1xLR3 (movement capacity 240mm), 2xLR4 (movement capacity 320mm each) and 2 x type LR10 (movement capacity 800mm each). All expansion joints were produced at mageba’s 100% owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China. Due to the very tight bridge construction schedule all expansion joints had to be designed, produced, delivered and installed within the very short period of only 3 months.
TENSA®MODULAR, TENSA®GRIP RS, TENSA®FINGER RSFD
movement bet. 80 and 800 mm
Ministry of Transport and Communication of Vietnam
Taisei Corporation, Kajima Construction