Bridge in Macau
Bridge in Macau, Macau
Macao S.A.R., China
Long term bridge structural integrity monitoring
Dynamic responses under heavy loads and strong wind
Dynamic load test
Clients:Earth Products China Ltd.
Début des travaux:2007
Fin des travaux:2008
Installation:Earth Products China Ltd.
Construction started in June 1970, during Portuguese rule. With a length of 2,569.8 m a width of 9.2 m, it was open to traffic in October 1974. The middle of the bridge is raised, in the shape of a triangular arc, to allow vessels to pass through. The highest point of the bridge is 35 metres above sea level. Once the longest continuous bridge on earth, it is named after José Manuel de Sousa e Faria Nobre de Carvalho, the Governor of Macau from November 25, 1966 to November 19, 1974. The bridge is meant to take the shape of a dragon, with Casino Lisboa representing the dragon's head, and Taipa Monument on Taipa Pequena the dragon's tail.
Objectifs de contrôle:
Bending and deflection monitoring over the central bridge span. Long term structural integrity monitoring, dynamic responses under heavy traffic and strong wind, dynamic load test.
Nombre de capteurs:12
Monitoring System for a Cable-Stayed Bridge using static and dynamic Fiber Optic Sensors, A. Del Grosso, A. Torre, D. Inaudi, G. Brunetti, A. Pietrogrande, 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-2'2005), Shenzhen, China, November 16-18 , (2005)