The Arriaca Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Henares River, in the city of Guadalajara, in a newly growing area. It takes its name from the first Iberian settlement there was: “Arriaca,” which means “stone path,” and with which the Romans would later baptize present-day Guadalajara.
The bridge was born with the vocation of “URBAN LANDMARK” capable of creating the image of modern Guadalajara, becoming the symbol of a dynamism the city had never experienced before. A “High-Tech” image bridge to show the potential of the industrial and urban areas of Guadalajara.
It is a 201 m long cable-stayed bridge, with a main span of 100,50 meters and two side spans of 42,00 m and 58,50 m. The width of the deck is 30 meters, distributed in two 12,50 m lanes, a median of 3,00 m to locate the pylon and the cable anchors, and finally, spaces to locate the protection defences.
The deck has been resolved with a composite section in the main span and double mixed action in the back-stay spans. The section of the deck is a steel box, 2.50 m deep, 9.00 m lower base, and 11.00 m open-top base. The stay is performed with a single plane of cables on the axis of the deck. The image is not distorted depending on the angle of view.
The pylon is designed as a single steel shaft with a section of 3.00 x 2.55 m. It is formally resolved with an “H” in the longitudinal direction of the bridge twinned with a double “T” in the transverse direction. Its total height is 57.70 m measured from the top face of the deck.
The construction was carried out using provisional concrete piles that were later demolished when the cables were stressed.
Technical Assistance to the Construction Mangement
Final date of work
1st Award Project Competition
Premio CIVITAS NOVA 2007
IV CONGRESO ACHE _ 2008
JORNADAS SOBRE LA VIDA DE LOS PUENTES _ San Sebastián 2005