Lontrano Viaduct 1974

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Lontrano Viaduct 1974
Viadotto Lontrano 1974
Auletta, Campania, Italy
(361) feet high / 110 meters high
(148) foot span / 163 meter span
1974-2009

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Opened in 1974, the original Lontrano viaduct served Italy’s A3 motorway for just 25 years before it was bypassed on a new alignment downstream. The new Lontrano viaduct consists of two bridges, one of which was partially completed in 2008. The simplified design has equal depth steel girder spans instead of suspended concrete beam spans as was on the original. The 363 foot (110.5 mtr) high piers were the tallest ever imploded on a bridge in the world. Nearby Sant'Onofrio has similar sized piers and was also imploded after completion of a newer span parallel to it.

You can see various views of the Lontrano implosion as well as several others along the A3 on Youtube:

Viadotto Lontrano  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1b8wNTRsC8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXU8E-1qmI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpuXEiTxcso&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoMpIj1LVGU&feature=related

Viadotto Sant'Onofrio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu9mRXfSsDw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Por-Fj38zCg&NR=1

Viadotto Tanagro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhmLd7CuNV4&feature=related

Viadotto Noce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7v3L5ZHZx8&feature=related

Viadotto Stagno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP321xZQYeI&feature=related

Viadotto Malvo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCapVtAslqQ&feature=related


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The new 2009 Lontrano Viaduct.


2LontranoDestroyed.jpg

The old 1974 Lontrano Viaduct comes crashing down.


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The 1974 Lontrano Viaduct at an earlier time.


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Lontrano Viaduct satellite image.

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