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UDK: 624.7.001.3(091)
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Published: Građevinar 61 (2009) 12
Paper type: Professional paper
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The world's oldest major bridge with a composite deck structure

Zvonimir Marić, Damir Markulak, Damir Varevac

Abstract

The road bridge over the Sava River in Zagreb (the so called Sava Bridge), was opened to traffic seventy years ago. It is the world's oldest major bridge with a composite deck structure, although it was not designed with that objective in mind. In fact, the designer intended to use the reinforced-concrete deck slab as a wind bracing only, but he nevertheless installed a sort of shear connectors. The load testing results encouraged additional laboratory testing, as well as a more daring use of composite structures in bridge construction.

Keywords
reinforced-concrete deck slab, wind bracing, chear connector, load testing, bridge with a composite deck structure, composite structure

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Marić, Z., Markulak, D., Varevac, D.: The world's oldest major bridge with a composite deck structure, GRAĐEVINAR, 61 (2009) 12

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Marić, Z., Markulak, D., Varevac, D. (2009). The world's oldest major bridge with a composite deck structure, GRAĐEVINAR, 61 (12)
Authors:

Zvonimir Marić
University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Markulak Damir WEB
Damir Markulak
University of J. J. Strossmayera in Osijek
Faculty of Civil Engineering
varevac damir WEB
Damir Varevac
University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek,
Faculty of Civil Engineering