Third Millennium Bridge
Record: 270 m
Main Span Record: 216 m
The Third Millennium Bridge is a bridge in the city of Zaragoza (Aragón), located over the Ebro river and connecting the Las Delicias and La Almozara neighborhoods with the ACTUR-Rey Fernando neighborhood. It is the largest suspended concrete arch bridge in the world. The bridge, the work of the engineer Juan José Arenas de Pablo, was inaugurated on June 7, 2008 and is the main section of the Ronda del Rabal, the last section of the Third Belt of Zaragoza. It was built as part of the infrastructures of the fairground of the 2008 Zaragoza International Exposition, constituting during it the main access to the venue.
He was the winner of the first ACHE Engineering Prize in the civil works category, organized by the Scientific-Technical Association for Structural Concrete.
It is an arch bridge cable-stayed by the deck, with an arch structure of 216 meters in length, a deck of 270 meters in length and 43 in width. The white concrete arch is 216 meters long, 35 meters high on the deck, 5.5 m wide and 2 m deep. Its weight is 5000 T. The board is 270 meters long and 43 meters wide and weighs 24,000 T. It consists of 6 automobile circulation lanes, 2 bicycle lanes and 2 glazed pedestrian walks. From the arch and to support the board, two families of 32 pendulums or cables are distributed (64 pendulums in total), each supporting a load of approximately 300 tons. 2 The pendulums separate the vials (automobiles and bicycles) of the walks (pedestrians). The walks are covered by curved glass metal structures that protect pedestrians from inclement weather.