Myllysilta

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Myllysilta
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Myllysilta in Augudt 2012.
Official name Myllysilta
Carries 4 lanes of roadway
1 sidewalk
Crosses Aurajoki
Locale Turku
Design Steel girder bridge
Total length 93 m (305 ft)
Width 20.5 m (67 ft)
Clearance below 3.6 m (12 ft)
Opened 19 September 2011
Coordinates 60°26′42.8″N 022°15′28.3″E / 60.445222°N 22.257861°E / 60.445222; 22.257861Coordinates: 60°26′42.8″N 022°15′28.3″E / 60.445222°N 22.257861°E / 60.445222; 22.257861
Myllysilta 1975–2010
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Myllysilta in 2007.
Official name Myllysilta
Carries 3 lanes of roadway
2 sidewalks
Crosses Aurajoki
Locale Turku
Design prestressed concrete box girder bridge
Total length 92.7 m (304 ft)
Width 20 m (66 ft)
Clearance below 3.6 m (12 ft)
Opened 1975
Closed March 6, 2010
Coordinates 60°26′42.8″N 022°15′28.3″E / 60.445222°N 22.257861°E / 60.445222; 22.257861

The Myllysilta (Mill Bridge) is a steel girder bridge crossing the Aurajoki (Aura River) in the middle of the city of Turku in Finland. The bridge was opened in 19 September 2011. Only two of four lanes are first in use, the bridge was totally completed in 29 November 2011, even though some landscaping and stone work will be completed in 2012.

The bridge from 1975 to 2010[edit]

The former bridge, a prestressed concrete box girder bridge, was built in 1975 and was 92.7 metres (304 ft) long and 20 metres (66 ft) wide. The bridge connected Turku's IV district to the VII district, and had three westbound lanes and sidewalks on both sides. It was a one-way-route from east to west, while the nearby Martinsilta bridge went west to east. Myllysilta was demolished in 2010 after a structural failure.[1]

Failure[edit]

On 6 March 2010 the bridge was closed due to structural failures of both piers.[2][3][4] The City of Turku originally reported that the bridge would remain closed for up to a year for repairs. It was later decided to demolish it and build a new bridge.[4] In the meantime, Martinsilta functions as a two-way bridge with two lanes designated for regular travel and one for Myllysilta's diverted traffic.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Finnish Wikipedia.

External links[edit]

Media related to Myllysilta at Wikimedia Commons