Temporary bridge

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Temporary bridge in front of the dismantled lift bridge in Schwaan, which is to be replaced by a new building
Tram train on a traffic light-secured makeshift road bridge in Zeebrugge , Belgium

A bridge that is only erected temporarily for a short period of time is called a temporary bridge (also known as an auxiliary bridge or emergency bridge ). So if the normal transition of a bridge z. B. not possible due to construction work is occasionally built temporary bridges to allow pedestrians and / or motor vehicles a transition. In individual cases, temporary bridges are or have been used permanently; one then speaks of permanent temporary bridges. So-called bridge devices can be used to erect temporary bridges, which are mostly prefabricated, easy-to-assemble steel framework superstructures. With regard to the substructures (e.g. pillars), simple constructions that cannot be reused are often used. As a makeshift bridge, however, it is also possible to set up another simple structure, often made from parts of broken bridges.

The first temporary bridges were produced by Gustave Eiffel .

Types of bridge devices

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lueger, Otto: Lexicon of the entire technology and its auxiliary sciences Vol. 1, Stuttgart, Leipzig 1920, pp. 360–362