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|Official name||Podolský most|
|Total length||510 metres (1,673 ft)|
|Width||8.5 metres (28 ft)|
|Longest span||150 metres (492 ft)|
|Clearance below||49 metres (161 ft)|
The Podolsko Bridge is an arch bridge that spans the Vltava between Podolsko and Temešvár in Písek District, Czech Republic. At the time of its completion in 1949, it was the longest arch bridge in Czechoslovakia.
Design was by the Ministry of Public Works. Experimental Stress Analysis photoelasticity was by Professor Jaroslav Josef Polívka of the University of California. Professor J. J. Polivka Jaroslav Joseph Polivka performed structural analysis photoelasticity for Frank Lloyd Wright's proposed Butterfly Concrete Arch Bridge of 1000-ft span Southern Crossing across San Francisco Bay between the San Francisco Airport and Oakland, California Airport [PAGE 103] reference 2. Jaroslav Josef Polívka (20 April 1886 – 9 February 1960), Czech structural engineer who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright between 1946 and 1959. They reference, endorsed and photographed each other in their writings.
After the Orlík Dam was completed in 1961, the Vltava rose 19 meters and covered part of the supports.
"Contractor Meets Close Design Tolerances in Building Long-Span Concrete Arch Bridge" J. J. Polivika, Civil Engineering, ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers January 1949
Philosophy of Structures By Eduardo Torroja [ English Version by J. J. Polivka and Milos Polivka ] (Figure 14:10b, page 221), University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, inconjuction with Cambridge University Press, 366 pages
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