Vam Cong Cable-Stayed Bridge
Can Tho, Vietnam
At 2.97 kilometers, the Vam Cong Bridge is the second cable-stayed bridge spanning the Hau River with a central span length of 450 meters, the second largest in Vietnam. The bridge will connect the Lap Vo district of Dong Thap province with the Thot Not district of Can Tho City, providing a catalyst for development in the Mekong Delta region. With an H-shaped tower for scenic purposes, the structure is expected to become a regional landmark. A joint venture of engineering consultancies designed the bridge and JVTek performed static and dynamic analysis during the technical design and construction stages.
JVTek used RM Bridge to ensure static and dynamic safety conditions in the design of the bridge structure. This analysis led JVTek to propose using a supplemental wind cable during construction to secure dynamic stability of the bridge and to recommend using RM Bridge to calculate aerodynamic coefficients. Completing this analysis saved time and the cost of wind tunnel tests on the estimated USD 271.5 million project. Using Bentley’s bridge design and analysis software optimized structural integrity on a tight deadline.
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