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Brotonne Bridge just turned 40!


Brotonne Bridge, one of the most iconic stay cable bridges built in the 1970s, just turned 40. Inaugurated on July 9th, 1977, it is still a key infrastructure in the area used by around 10,000 vehicles per day. Its harp shape has become a symbol of the Normandy landscape.


The bridge was initiated by the Seine-Maritime Departmental Council and built by main contractor Campenon Bernard Cetra. Works carried out by Freyssinet (which was still called S.T.U.P. at the beginning of the project) include the post-tensioning of the concrete deck, bearings and stay cable system. Brotonne bridge was the very first stay cable bridge with a prestressed concrete deck.

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Have a glimpse at the 1977 technical datasheet!
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