TDV Consulting GmbH
 Dorian Janjic & Partner - Graz, Austria


Vasco da Gama Bridge Portugal

Prestressed concrete bridge with composite cross section (concrete + concrete). Structural analysis of the Central Viaduct (length = 6351m) constructed using 78 m long pre-cast concrete deck units and pre-cast piers resting on piled foundations. Two 130 m spans over the channels (Barcas, Samora) were supported on pillars protected from impact by vessels.

Built in the BOT (build-operate-transfer) system by Lusoponte, a private consortium which got a 40-year concession on the tolls.

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Longest Bridge in Europe

  • Contract:
    • Vasco da Gama Bridge, Portugal
  • Owner:
    • Lusoponte (private consortium)
  • Consultant:
    • Trafalgar House Technology, U.K.
  • State of Construction:
    • Completed in 1998
  • TDV Involvement:
    • Consultancy for central viaduct