Reconstructions

Reconstruction of the Danube-bridge at Komárom
Loading class: "B" (400 kN)
Span: 4*102,0 m (simply supported structures)
Traffic lanes: 1,50 m sidewalk + 5,80 m roadway + 1,50 m sidewalk
Length of the bridge: 415 m
Width of the bridge: 10,80 m
Structural depth: 1,04 m (at midspans); 4,57 m (above supports)
Height of main trusses: 6,45 - 12,00 m

The "Erzsébet" Danube-bridge at Komárom was built in1891-92. The central spans have been exploded during World Wor II. After the reconstruction in 1946, the deck was rebuilt in 1962, and in 1980. A full scale reconstruction of the 110 years old bridge is planned in 2004-2005. Beyond the overall retrofit works (new covering and insulation, structural repair, paint), new steel sidewalk cantilevers will be built on both sides of the bridge. In order to increase the former 20 to loading class up to 40 tonnes, some elements of the deck and the main trusses will be strenghtened.