Viaduc Léon-Blum

Poitiers, France

2009-2010

Project Manager and Supervising Engineer for a winning design-build competition entry for the Viaduc Léon-Blum (previously known as the Viaduc des Rocs) in Poitiers, France consisting of a unique 1,000-foot long semi-Vierendeel steel decked truss road bridge over a railroad yard with a project value of $33M, for the Communauté d’Agglomération de Poitier.  Managed the multinational team for the structural and architectural design and coordinated with the contractor and steel fabricator to fine tune the detailed preliminary design and meet cost objectives, and supervised and assisted with the structural design.  Construction was completed in February 2014.

Client: Communauté d’Agglomération de Poitier, France
Lead Engineer and Architect: RFR
Engineering Support and Construction: GTM Bretagne / Vinci Construction
Images: RFR, Artefactory

Click here for a Europaconcorsi article about the project.

Click here to view a video of the erection of first span.

Click here to view a video of the erection of the widest and heaviest superstructure piece.

Click here to view a video of the erection of the last two steel superstructure segments on the west side of the bridge.

Click here to view a video of the erection of the final segment of the steel superstructure.

Click here for the client project web site with lots of videos and project information.

Click here for the City of Poitiers web site with 66 photos of the project construction and completion.

Click here for an article on the project published in the magazine Bridge Design and Engineering.

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