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International Design Competition

International Design Competition M. Mensinger/J. Ndogmo/R. Parra · Optimization of stiffened plates for steel bridges based on Eurocode 3 Part 1-5 using genetic algorithms News results are going to be announced in The wide range of applicability is en- January 2011. sured by the prefabrication of the ele- Due to the many wildlife accidents on The bridge design by Knippers Helbig ments designed for transport, which can American Highways with injury to per- Advanced Engeneering joins a series of be joined to segments with the length of sons and fatal accidents, the Western previous innovative bridge concepts like the required spans, next to the construc- Transportation Institute Montana State the concept for the international compe- tion site, and lifted in by a mobile crane. University initiated the international com- tition for realisation „High level walkway Thus, the blocking of the highway can petiton “International Wildlife Crossing and cycle path Margaretenguertel Vienna“ be reduced to a very short period of time. Infrastructure“. In total 36 teams repre- in spring 2010, for which they won the Furthermore, the construction method senting over 100 firms from nine countries first prize. presents a sustainable building technique, Like the former, this design features since the timber bridge stores more CO submitted their designs. One of the four again the material timber to ensure a than is released during the production finalists is the team of Balmori Associates, monolithic structure, which is cost-effec- of the bridge, due to the low processing Studio MDA und Knippers Helbig Inc. tive and easy to produce. The structure depth and the use of the locally available The brief of the designs proposed a of the bridge consists of a solid glue-la - material timber. exemplary overpass structure over the mi nated timber superstructure resting highway No 70, which presents the east- on abutment piers made of reinforced For more information please visit: west axis crossing the Rocky Mountains concrete. The timber structure is gener- www.arc-competition.com/finalists.php and therefore is a insurmountable barrier for wildlife movement. The designs are ated by connecting glue-laminated tim- www.Balmori.com supposed to be an archetype for possible ber layers with shear-resistant threaded www.studiomda.com use at other locations in the USA. The bolts. www.knippershelbig.com Steel Construction 4 (2011), No. 1 33 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

International Design Competition

Steel Construction: Design and Research , Volume 4 (1) – Mar 1, 2011

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M. Mensinger/J. Ndogmo/R. Parra · Optimization of stiffened plates for steel bridges based on Eurocode 3 Part 1-5 using genetic algorithms News results are going to be announced in The wide range of applicability is en- January 2011. sured by the prefabrication of the ele- Due to the many wildlife accidents on The bridge design by Knippers Helbig ments designed for transport, which can American Highways with injury to per- Advanced Engeneering joins a series of be joined to segments with the length of sons and fatal accidents, the Western previous innovative bridge concepts like the required spans, next to the construc- Transportation Institute Montana State the concept for the international compe- tion site, and lifted in by a mobile crane. University initiated the international com- tition for realisation „High level walkway Thus, the blocking of the highway can petiton “International Wildlife Crossing and cycle path Margaretenguertel Vienna“ be reduced to a very short period of time. Infrastructure“. In total 36 teams repre- in spring 2010, for which they won the Furthermore, the construction method senting over 100 firms from nine countries first prize. presents a sustainable building technique, Like the former, this design features since the timber bridge stores more CO submitted their designs. One of the four again the material timber to ensure a than is released during the production finalists is the team of Balmori Associates, monolithic structure, which is cost-effec- of the bridge, due to the low processing Studio MDA und Knippers Helbig Inc. tive and easy to produce. The structure depth and the use of the locally available The brief of the designs proposed a of the bridge consists of a solid glue-la - material timber. exemplary overpass structure over the mi nated timber superstructure resting highway No 70, which presents the east- on abutment piers made of reinforced For more information please visit: west axis crossing the Rocky Mountains concrete. The timber structure is gener- www.arc-competition.com/finalists.php and therefore is a insurmountable barrier for wildlife movement. The designs are ated by connecting glue-laminated tim- www.Balmori.com supposed to be an archetype for possible ber layers with shear-resistant threaded www.studiomda.com use at other locations in the USA. The bolts. www.knippershelbig.com Steel Construction 4 (2011), No. 1 33

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Published: Mar 1, 2011

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