Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

French flair New bridges may be thin on the ground in the UK, but in France continuing expansion of the high speed rail network is keeping bridge builders busy. Leading off NCE's bridges special, Adri

Elegance of form is as much a priority for TGV Mediterrane bridge designers as structural efficiency. A good example currently under construction is an unusual multispan steel structure carrying the railway 324.6m across the wide Canal de Donzre south of Valence. To produce a 'softer' outline, two conventional bowstring arches are linked at their crowns by a curved steel section. The bridge lies in a relatively flat part of the landscape of the Rhne valley and its designers believe ...

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters


Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or