Friday, January 22, 2010

Peru's Bridges: Puente Bajo Grau (2)

Here is another view (looking to the south) of Puente Bajo Grau. The haunch looks much bigger on the right side of the bridge. I wonder if there's a moment connection on the west side and its free to move on the east side?

I guess I didn't take this photo since I'm standing with my earthquake buddy Bill Byers in the picture. Bill was the chief bridge engineer of the Burlington Northern Railroad for many years, he was quite active, and helped develop the seismic criteria for AREMA, the railway engineering manual.

Puente Bajo Grau crosses the Rio Chili at a large skew as the road goes to the northwest and forms a triangle with La Marina Blvd and Ejercito Avenue (see Google Earth Map below).
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