Kao Ping Hsi -Taiwan R.O.C.
Client: TANEEB, CECI
Design Team: FFF 3F Engineering
Contractor: JV – PAN ASIA / TAISEI / KAWADA / RAITO
The KAO PING HSI Bridge is a cable stay bridge over Gaoping River in Taiwan. The bridge with a total length of 2.62km (1.63 miles) is part of the Freeway 3 and an important transportation corridor between Kaohsiung and Pingtung. The main structure is a cable stay bridge and consists of a 184-meter (604-foot)-tall single pylon with a 330-meter (1,083-foot)-long steel main span, a 180-meter (590-foot)-long prestressed concrete side span, and 2 x 15 pairs of stay cables. The box cross section (34.5m wide and 3.2m deep) is designed to withstand extraordinary dynamic wind and seismic loads. The Kao Ping Hsi Bridge is a record breaking engineering achievement and was, when opened for traffic in 1999, the largest bridge in Taiwan and the second longest single pylon cable stay bridge in the world.
Mr. Komar’s Involvement: • construction stage analysis, • evaluation of pre-fabrication shape of steel box girder • camber control manual and erection control, • AASHTO design code checks, • cable stay stressing plan and replacement scenarios, • dynamic analysis of final structure and for critical construction stages, • construction support on site