Transversely prestressed bridges are commonly used for both pedestrian bridges and road bridges. There are three types of transversely prestressed bridge construction:

* Deck bridges
* Box girder bridges
* T-girder bridges

Deck bridges can be freespan or built as continuous bridge decks with supports at several points. Box girder and T-girder bridges are joined at each support. For longer spans, transversely prestressed box girder or T-girder bridges are used. Although this results in an increase in deck thickness, the upside is that you save materials which is beneficial both in terms of price and weight. The bridges are surfaced with gravel or asphalt and are fitted with either steel or wooden railings. There are few restrictions on the length or width of transversely prestressed bridges.

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Deck bridge
Application: Pedestrian and road traffic
Surfacing: Asphalt, 80 mm on pedestrian bridge,
110 mm on road bridge or gravel 150-200 mm.
The diagram gives an indication of the deck thickness (t)
depending on the span width for a 3 metre wide bridge.   

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Box girder bridge
Application: Pedestrian traffic
Surfacing: Asphalt 80 mm or gravel 150-200 mm.
The diagram gives an indication of the deck thickness (t)
depending on the span width for a 3 metre wide bridge.

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T-girder bridge
Application: Pedestrian traffic
Surfacing: Asphalt 80 mm or gravel 150-200 mm.
The diagram gives an indication of the deck thickness (t)
depending on the span width for a 3 metre wide bridge.
Normally, cc distance between webs is approx. 0.9 m.

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