Severinske Drage Viaduct

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Severinske Drage Viaduct
V Severinske Drage A6 0509.jpg
Coordinates 45°23′55″N 15°12′47″E / 45.398601°N 15.213189°E / 45.398601; 15.213189Coordinates: 45°23′55″N 15°12′47″E / 45.398601°N 15.213189°E / 45.398601; 15.213189
Carries A6 motorway
Locale Gorski Kotar, Croatia
Official name Viadukt Severinske Drage
Maintained by Autocesta Rijeka–Zagreb
Design Plate girder bridge
Total length 724 m
Width 2 x 13.87 m
Longest span 39.9 m
Clearance above 55 m
Opened 2004
Toll charged as a part of A6 motorway toll

Severinske Drage Viaduct is located between the Bosiljevo 2 and Vrbovsko interchanges of the A6 motorway in Gorski Kotar, Croatia, just to the east of Veliki Gložac Tunnel. It is 724 metres (2,375 ft) long. The viaduct consists of two parallel structures: The first one was completed in 2004, and the second one in 2007. The viaduct is tolled within the A6 motorway ticket system and there are no separate toll plazas associated with use of the viaduct.[1] The viaduct was designed by Jure Radnić and constructed by Hidroelektra and Konstruktor.[2][3][4][5]

Structure description[edit]

At this location the motorway route follows a horizontal curve of 2,655-metre (8,711 ft) radius. Transversal grade of the deck is constant and equal to 2.5%, while elevation grade of the eastern part (closer to Bosiljevo 2) of the viaduct is constant at 5.2505% while its western part (closer to Vrbovsko) follows a concave vertical curve of 12,000-metre (39,000 ft) radius. The viaduct is a beam structure supporting the deck slab across 18 spans: 38.8 m (127 ft) + 16 x 39.9 m (131 ft) + 38.8 m (127 ft).[1][4][6]

Superstructure of the viaduct consists of prestressed prefabricated girders executed as freely supported beams. As their longitudinal joints were concreted atop the viaduct piers they comprise continuous girders, made composite with the deck slab using standard reinforcing steel. Cross-section of the viaduct consists of two parallel structures, and each structure comprises five longitudinal girders whose axes are placed 2.6 metres (8 ft 6 in) apart. The deck slab consists of 7 centimetres (2.8 in) thick prefabricated omnia slabs and a 18-centimetre (7.1 in) thick monolithic section completing the deck. Piers of the viaduct comprise a 5-metre (16 ft) by 3.2-metre (10 ft) box section with 30-centimetre (12 in) thick walls. Height of the piers ranges from 20 metres (66 ft) to 55 metres (180 ft), carrying the route across a natural dry valley.[1][4]

Traffic volume[edit]

Traffic is regularly counted and reported by Autocesta Rijeka–Zagreb, operator of the viaduct and the A6 motorway where the structure is located, and published by Hrvatske ceste. Substantial variations between annual (AADT) and summer (ASDT) traffic volumes are attributed to the fact that the bridge carries substantial tourist traffic to the Adriatic resorts. The traffic count is performed using analysis of motorway toll ticket sales.[7]

Severinske Drage Viaduct traffic volume
Road Counting site AADT ASDT Notes
Autocesta A6.svg A6 3022 Bosiljevo 2 west 11,448 19,401 Between Bosiljevo 2 and Vrbovsko interchanges.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Croatian Motorways (PDF). Hrvatske autoceste. 2007. pp. 348–349. ISBN 978-953-7491-09-3. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Aktualne reference" [Current references] (in Croatian). Hidroelektra. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Branko Nadilo (December 20, 2006). "Gradnja do punog profila na autocesti Rijeka - Zagreb" [Rijeka - Zagreb motorway: Extension to full profile] (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Snježana Tešović, Snježana Ališić (January 27, 2006). "Hidroelektra u izvedbi projektiranja mostova, vijadukata i nadvožnjaka" [Hidroelektra designs of bridges, viaducts and flyovers] (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb" [Rijeka-Zagreb motorway] (PDF). HUKA bulletin (in Croatian). HUKA (7): 2. March 2006. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Jure Radnić (October 15, 2003). "Betonski mostovi s udvojenim osloncima kontinuiranih greda" [Concrete bridges with double supports for continuous beams] (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Traffic counting on the roadways of Croatia in 2009 - digest" (PDF). Hrvatske Ceste. May 1, 2010. 

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